The Minister of Youth and Sport Allowing Free National Training for Upcoming Sea Games 2019 at GBK

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Suasana Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan/Medcom.id)

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Imam Nahrawi, confirmed that the use of the Bung Karno (GBK) sports facilities in Senayan, Jakarta, would not be charged aka free.

Reporting from CNN Indonesia, the policy only applies to the concentration of national training (national training) ahead of the SEA Games 2019 in the Philippines. For other activities that are used professionally by the general public or sports club, the man from Madura asks them to communicate directly with the manager.

“GBK for national training can be used. While it is managed by the GBK PPK, it can be used for national training and it is free, not paid, as long it’s for  national training [SEA Games 2019], “said Imam.

Imam confirmed that the budget to re-hold the SEA Games 2019 national training is still available. Since the budget was approved earlier this year and includes long-term preparations for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

“The [national budget] budget exists, because the one that valid yesterday was for 12 months. So the national training should not pause. “As long as the volleyball is not rested, there is enough volleyball team after the Asian Games rest, now, let’s call again for national training, the funds are still there,” he explained.

In addition, Imam assesses that all venues that have been built for the Asian Games and Asian Paraa Games 2018 can be used to hold a single international event.

Especially sports that are located outside the GBK area, such as velodrom and equestrian and venues in the Jakabaring area, Palembang.

“We ask the sports branch to bring international event singles to Indonesia. PB ISSI has prepared several agendas that need to be encouraged. Likewise, the equestrian venue can be multifunctional in time, “Imam said.

INASGOC’s success (Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee) led the four-year event, building the government’s trust in the role of the private sector. The minister of youth and sport hopes that there will be more single events held by the private sector in the future.

“Now the sports must dare to push the international federation to bring a single event to the homeland. So that human resources that have previously been formed can be reused. “Including athletes, the more frequent international event singles will benefit more,” he concluded.

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