BANDUNG-Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia has officialy decided 15 venues for matches, and 11 venues for training and practicing in West Java that will be used in Asian Games 2018.
Provincial Secretary, Iwa Karnia said that the decision had been made after his parties with Department of Youth and Sport (Dispora) of West Java had followed the meeting that was guided by Deputy for Human Development Policy and Development Equalization Field of Vice President RI Secretariat, Bambang Widianto.
"Thanks God, after the recent venues are mostly located in Jakarta, and Palembang, in this meeting, West Java gets 15 match venues and 11 training venues," he said, Thursday (4/20).
According to Iwa, previously West Java can only hold some matches such as soccer, paragliding, and BMX. Now, West Java also holds other matches such as modern pentathlon, bridge, bike racing, mountain bike, roller sport, handball, surfing and canoe slalom.
"Soccer is in Pakansari Bogor, Wibawa Mukti Bekasi, Patriot Bekasi, Jalak Harupat Bandung Regency, and GBLA Bandung City," he said.
While, paraglding will be held in Gunung Mas Puncak Bogor, then for roller sport is in Patriot Bekasi. For mountain bike, it will be help in Subang. Handball will be held in Gymnasium UPI, surfing is in Cimaja Palabuharatu Sukabumi and canoe slalom is in Bendung Rentang Majalengka.
"Although the decision is bit late, we still fully support the central's decision," he said.
This decision has been done after the Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan via Department of Youth and Sports of West Java have accelerated in publishing inference about venues in West Java. According to Iwa, it becomes the based to file the budget, facilitate the Committees of Indonesia SEA Games Organizing Committee (Inasoc) and mother of sport together with West Java Provincial Government will assess the needs of constructing or arraging suppoeting infrastructures for the matches.