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Jakarta allocates Rp 100 billion for roller skating, wall climbing venues

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 15, 2019   /   08:45 am
Jakarta allocates Rp 100 billion for roller skating, wall climbing venues The northern part of Lake Sunter in North Jakarta on Nov. 16. (kompas.com/Setyo Adi)

The Jakarta administration plans to build international-standard roller skating and wall climbing venues this year.

Youth and Sports Agency head Ratiyono told reporters on Thursday that his office had prepared the tenders for the projects that would together cost more than Rp 100 billion (US$7 million).

"We are preparing a roller skating [venue] in Sunter, North Jakarta, and we are currently preparing the tender. We are also preparing the wall climbing [venue]," he said, as quoted by kompas.com.

The agency has allocated Rp 51.4 billion for a roller skating venue and Rp 53.3 billion for a wall climbing venue from the city budget.

Ratiyono claimed that both venues would be the first built to international standards for these sports in the country.

"We are required to ask for certification from international federations so that we can join worldwide championships," he said.

Ratiyono added that the designs of the venues have been completed. He said he was expecting construction to start in a few months.

"Hopefully, the development would commence in May, so that the project could be completed in November. In December, there is to be an Asia-Pacific championship for wall climbing in Jakarta," he said. (sau)