President Jokowi Inspects GWK Cultural Park Prepared for G20 Summit
As part of his working visit in Bali, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Friday (25/03) inspected Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park in Badung regency.
The GWK Cultural Park is one of the places where a dinner banquet will be organized for delegations of the G20 Summit, which is held on 15 – 16 November 2022.
Upon the arrival at 10.30 Central Indonesian Time, the Head of State was welcomed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, President Director of GWK Haryanto Tirtohadiguno, Chief Commissioner of GWK SN. Suwisma, Director of GWK Erwyanto Tedjakusuma, and Chief Commissioner of PT Telkomsel Wishnutama Kusubandio.
Afterwards, President Jokowi and his entourage visited GWK Cultural Park to inspect the area while listening to the explanation of each related party.
Director General for Human Settlements of Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing Diana Kusumastuti after the inspection said that President Jokowi has given directions concerning the plan to hold a dinner banquet for G20 Summit delegations in GWK Cultural Park, such as extending the entrance and parking area that will ease the delegations’ activities.
“Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing is set a task to prepare the passageway, the entrance. The entrance will be made wider in order to ease the Heads of State proceed from the drop-off point to the dinner venue, and then after the dinner, return to the drop-off point where they will be picked up,” Diana explained.
Besides GWK Cultural Park, President Jokowi also gave direction to the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing to make the side areas of the toll road that will be passed by the G20 Summit delegations look greener. In response to that, Diana mentioned that the Ministry will plant bougainvillea in the surrounding area of the toll road.
“On the right and left side [of the toll road], we will plant trees and maybe it is going to be frangipani which is identical with Bali and also fragrant screw-pines and some shrubs to give the aesthetic look to the toll road,” she said.
Diana also expressed hope that such greenery in the surrounding area of toll road should not only conducted in Bali, but also throughout the country.
“The toll road will also be a model for greenery in the surrounding area of toll road,” she said.
Joining President Jokowi during the inspection were Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno, and Governor of Bali Wayan Koster. (Bureau of Press, Media, and Information Affairs of Presidential Secretariat/AIT)(AW/EP)