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Jakarta Post

Equestrian center for Asian Games inaugurated

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 2, 2018   /   06:20 pm
Equestrian center for Asian Games inaugurated Jakarta International Equestrian Park (JIEP) in Pulomas, East Jakarta, Thursday, August 2, 2018. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

The city administration inaugurated on Thursday the Jakarta International Equestrian Park Pulomas (JIEPP) in Pulo Mas, East Jakarta, which took a year to renovate in preparation for the 2018 Asian Games.

The equestrian park, which was renovated by city-owned construction company PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro) and its subsidiary PT Pulo Mas Jaya, is ready to host three competitions in the Asian Games, namely dressage, jumping and eventing.

Besides the competition arena, the 35.25-hectare equestrian park has a 156-stall stable, an equine clinic and a quarantine center.

Insya Allah [God willing] this place can be a source of pride for us in welcoming the Asian Games. This equestrian park is world class and can accommodate 990 spectators,” Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said on Thursday.

There are only three world-class equestrian centers in Asia and one of them is located in the JIEPP, Anies said.

After the Asian Games are over, the city administration hopes to make JIEPP a leading venue for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) in East Jakarta, he said.

PT Pulo Mas Jaya Bambang Mursalin president director said the JIEPP had obtained equine disease-free zone (EDFZ) certificates from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the Council of the European Union.