President Jokowi Wants Disabled People to Get Free Tickets to Asian Para Games
Date 7 September 2018
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Friday (9/7) at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, led a Cabinet Meeting on the preparation of the 2018 Asian Para Games, which will be held in Jakarta and Sentul, Bogor, West Java, on October 6-13th.
On that occasion, the President expressed hoped that the momentum of the success in hosting the 2018 Asian Games that ended last week can be continued in hosting the 2018 Asian Para Games.
We want to be a good host, providing a maximal service to at least 2.888 athletes, 1.826 officials that will compete in 18 sporting events at the Asian Para Games, the President said.
Therefore, through the meeting President Jokowi wanted to make sure venue preparation, technical administration, the athlete village, and transportation for the athletes. On top of it, the President also wanted that the organizer provides free access to disabled persons to watch the Games.
I want the Indonesian Asian Para Games Organizing Committee (INAPGOC) to learn from the experience of the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) in hosting the Asian Games. We should improve whats already good and fix what needs to be fixed, the President concluded.
Also attending the meeting were Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani, Minister of Youth and Sport Imam Nahrawi, Minister of Social Affairs Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, Minister of State-owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadi Muljono, Minister of Technology and Higher Education M Nasir, Commander of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, Chief of the Indonesian National Police General Tito Karnavian, Head of the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) Triawan Munaf, Head of the Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP) Ardan Adiperdana, Chief of the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) General Budi Gunawan, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, West Java Deputy Governor Uu Ruzanul Ulum, Chief of the Indonesian Asian Para Games Organizing Committee (INAPGOC) Raja Sapta Oktohari, Chief of the Indonesian Sports Committee (KONI) Tono Suratman, and echelon 1 officials at presidential institutions.(DNA/EN/JAY/ES) (HYP/EP/Naster)