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Jakarta begins construction of new stadium

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 15 2019   /  12:37 am
New home ground: Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (left) and city-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo (PT Jakpro) president director Dwi Daryanto observe the miniature of Jakarta International Stadium during a groundbreaking ceremony at Sunter, North Jakarta, on Thursday. The 82,000-capacity stadium is expected to be ready for use in 2021. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)(left) and city-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo (PT Jakpro) president director Dwi Daryanto observe the miniature of Jakarta International Stadium during a groundbreaking ceremony at Sunter, North Jakarta, on Thursday. The 82,000-capacity stadium is expected to be ready for use in 2021. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

New home ground: Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (left) and city-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo (PT Jakpro) president director Dwi Daryanto observe the miniature of Jakarta International Stadium during a groundbreaking ceremony at Sunter, North Jakarta, on Thursday. The 82,000-capacity stadium is expected to be ready for use in 2021. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)The long-awaited Jakarta International Stadium, the construction plans of which have been regularly talked about since President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was the capital’s governor, is now only years away from accommodating a multitude of sports and activities — from soccer to bungee jumping — with Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan having officiated its groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday.Located in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, the stadium, which is being built on 221,000 square meters of land, is expected to be finished by mi...