Budget for Infrastructure Development of Asian Games 2018 Rp5.5 Trillion

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JAKARTA – Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said the budget allocated for infrastructure development to support the Asian Games 2018 reached Rp5.5 trillion.

The budget will be used for the improvement and development of infrastructure in Jakarta and Palembang.

Basuki said that after meeting with Vice President Jusuf Kalla at the Vice President’s Office on Monday (3/20).

During the meeting, Basuki presented the progress of a number of infrastructure development.

“According to him (VP), infrastructure will last long. So it will be passed on to the next generation,” said Basuki.

Based on the President Instruction No. 2 of 2016 on the Implementation to Support Asian Games 2018, there are a number of projects to be worked on by the PUPR Ministry.

The development of physical works until March 20 includes the renovation and rearrangement of the Bung Karno Stadium (GBK) Complex which reached 32.47%.

Aside of that, there is the construction of Wisma Atlet (athlete dormitory) Kemayoran which 65.61% done, and Wisma Atlet Jakabaring reached 98.71%.

“And there are two venues for the shooting range and paddling race which just begin the construction, still at 8.78%. It must be completed in 2018, so we have enough time,” he said.

Basuki said the budget of Rp5.5 trillion would not be used for the four infrastructure projects given to the PUPR Ministry during a limited cabinet meeting at the presidential office in early March.

The projects are the construction of a venue for jetski and a big broadcast screen in Ancol, as well as the elevated parking and cofftea or urban forest in GBK Complex.

“The projects will use the budget of PU Ministry. It takes approximately Rp250 billion or so,” said Basuki.