President Observes Asian Games Arena In Palembang

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PALEMBANG, South Sumatra, July 13 (Antara) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is on a two-day work visit to Palembang, South Sumatra, to observe the readiness of a number of facilities and sports arena for the 2018 Asian Games in the South Sumatra provincial capital city.

Boarding special presidential aircraft Indonesia-1, the president and his entourage departed from Jakarta's Halim Perdanakusuma Airport at 8 am on Friday, and arrived at Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport here 50 minutes later.

South Sumatra Governor Alex Noerdin greeted Jokowi upon arrival at the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport, before the president observed the Jakabering sport arena.

In addition, Governor Alex Noerdin said the president will inaugurate the rowing track for the 2018 Asian Games in the sports area of Jakabaring, Palembang.

The governor added that the president is also planning to review the light-weight train or "light rail transit" (LRT).

In the early stages, the LRT will be used as a means of transportation for participants of the Asian Games in August-September 2018.

Then the President will also review the labor-intensive program in one of the districts of South Sumatra.PRESIDENT OBSERVES ASIAN GAMES ARENA IN PALEMBANG

Palembang, South Sumatra, July 13 (Antara) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is on a two-day work visit to Palembang, South Sumatra, to observe the readiness of a number of facilities and sports arena for the 2018 Asian Games in the South Sumatra provincial capital city.

Boarding special presidential aircraft Indonesia-1, the president and his entourage departed from Jakarta's Halim Perdanakusuma Airport at 8 am on Friday, and arrived at Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport here 50 minutes later.

South Sumatra Governor Alex Noerdin greeted Jokowi upon arrival at the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport, before the president observed the Jakabering sport arena.

In addition, Governor Alex Noerdin said the president will inaugurate the rowing track for the 2018 Asian Games in the sports area of Jakabaring, Palembang.

The governor added that the president is also planning to review the light-weight train or "light rail transit" (LRT).

In the early stages, the LRT will be used as a means of transportation for participants of the Asian Games in August-September 2018.

Then the President will also review the labor-intensive program in one of the districts of South Sumatra.