Youth and Sports Minister apologizes to Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) due to the implementation of the Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) 2013, which was held in the capital canceled.
Games Islamic countries should be held in Riau, June 6 to 17 moved to Palembang, South Sumatra, 22 September -1 October. This was decided at a coordination meeting at the Office of Ministry on Tuesday.
“Thanks to the government of DKI Jakarta, which was the relocation option ISG. Fact I could communicate directly with Mr. Jokowi and has declared its readiness,” said Roy Suryo Affairs after the meeting.
According to him, the cancellation of Jakarta to host the Games Islamic countries is not without reason. One reason is inadequate competition venues will be used.
Based on the review undertaken, if the ISG held in Jakarta there are three sports that location or venue is not ready for the game, aquatic, athletics and gymnastics arena.
“It’s not fair if imposed in Jakarta. But we greatly appreciate the previous government of Jakarta is ready to host,” said the man who also was an expert in telematics.
He graduated from the Faculty’s claim before deciding Palembang as a replacement location Pekanbaru city other than the one that is Jakarta Samarinda in East Kalimantan. But finally diputusakan in Palembang.
“It Samarinda entry option, but the technical considerations of the local government, especially the chosen Palembang,” says Affairs added.
Third ISG should be held in Pekanbaru, 6 to 17 June last. Just because the Riau Governor Rusli Zainal caught unprepared case law as well as the infrastructure to make the Games Islamic countries is transferred.
In accordance with the existing data, ISG in Palembang will be followed 25 countries and will feature 14 sports including football, swimming, athletics and volleyball. The budget is prepared around Rp131 billion. (ANT)