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Jakarta Post

Jakarta almost ready for Asiad

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 12 2018   /  12:09 am

After nearly two years of preparation, Jakarta finally appears fired up for the 2018 Asian Games.

The government and the Jakarta administration have accelerated dozens of infrastructure projects to build Games venues, athletes villages and other supporting facilities, and 95 percent of the work in the capital had been done as of Wednesday.

Twenty competition venues at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, and another 20 venues across the capital have been prepared to stage the multisport event, which will begin on Aug. 18.

The revamped sidewalks at the compound along Jl. Gerbang Pemuda, Jl. Asia Afrika and alongside the eastern parking lot of Senayan have become spacious and now feature a modern look.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan inspected the sidewalks on Wednesday morning to show tha...