22 Football Stadiums Need Rehabilitation, President Jokowi Says

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 24 Februari 2023
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President Jokowi inspects 1B Area of the Nusantara Capital, North Penajam Paser regency, East Kalimantan province, Friday (02/24). (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/ Laily Rachev)

Ahead of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held in Indonesia, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Friday (02/24), revealed audit results of 22 football stadiums.

“It is based on my order to Minister of Public Works and Public Housing to audit 22 football stadiums in Indonesia,” the President said in his press statement during an inspection at 1B Area of the Nusantara Capital, North Penajam Paser regency, East Kalimantan province.

He went on to say that the 22 stadiums that each has a capacity of 20,000 spectators are projected to be used for League 1, League 2, and the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Based on the audit and evaluation, five stadiums are in severely damaged condition; four stadiums must be rehabilitated and one stadium must be dismantled.

“In addition, 13 stadiums need renovation and four stadiums that are slightly damaged need minor renovation,” he stated

On that occasion, the President also explained that redesigning process of Kanjuruhan Stadium is underway.

 (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (RAS/ MMB)

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