Vice President Jusuf Kalla: Venues for Asian Games 98 Percent Ready


JAKARTA, – Vice President Jusuf Kalla has said that some issues still need to be addressed for the upcoming Asian Games in August 2018. The first, he said, is the readiness of the venues for every sport game. According to him, there are several venues that are still under construction.

“The venues are 98 percent ready. Some of them will be completed this month and next month. The DKI velodrome will finish next month,” Kalla said in Monas, Central Jakarta, on Sunday (5/13).

He added that the second problem is about the readiness of the organizing committee. For example, he continued, how the committee can ensure that the Asian Games are going well from the opening to the closing.

“The third is achievement. Our athletes have been trained at home and abroad,” said the man who is familiarly called JK.

Previously, JK kicked off a parade of ‘Towards 100 Days Asian Games’. The parade started at Monas, Jakarta, held as a socialization of the Asian Games which will begin on August 18, 2018.

“Today is 98 days away. God willing, we will carry out a big event after 1962,” said JK.

According to him, all the preparations needed to carry out the Asian Games has been done maximally, including the trainings of athletes. JK said he hoped all the matches in the Asian Games will run well.

“Our athletes have been trained in Indonesia and overseas. I thank all those who have coached the athletes,” said JK.

About 5,000 people participated in the parade of ‘Towards 100 Days Asian Games’. They were 43 groups of ministries, companies, and communities who support the 18th Asian Games.

In addition to JK, the parade set-off was also attended by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, Vice Governor of DKI Jakarta Sandiaga Uno, Tourism Minister Arief Yahya, Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi and Chairman of the Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee (Inasgoc) Erick Tohir. (Heros/TPP)