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Jakarta Post

Venues will be ready before August deadline: Government

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, June 30 2011   /  07:00 am

With four months to go before the beginning of the 26th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, to be held in Jakarta and Palembang, only three sports venues in the capital are ready to host the biennial event.

On Tuesday Deputy Jakarta Governor Prijanto said the city planned to have all 24 venues ready by August.

“We need all the venues ready by August, because they are scheduled to be tested at the end of the month,” Prijanto said.

As of Tuesday, however, only three venues were ready to be tested, namely, the bowling alley in Ancol, North Jakarta; the table tennis venue at Soemantri Sports Hall in South Jakarta; and a golf course in the Jagorawi area of East Jakarta.

Prijanto, however, promised that all the Jakarta venues would be ready on time.

“All the repair work for the venues is running according to schedule,” he said.

The central government ...