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Let's hope they can finish it on time.

Tunggul Kumoro   21 August 2017 10:10

The government is racing against time ahead of their preparation to host the forthcoming 18th Asian Games in August to September 2018. The renovation of Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (GBK) had been spurred to bring the construction into completion before its deadline in October 2017.

GBK has been selected as the main venue of the Asia's biggest multisport event with the opening and closing ceremonies slated to be staged there as well.

Public Works and Public Housing Ministry that is responsible for preparing the infrastructure, on Friday, has shared a video showing the final design of the stadium and its complex.

Seen in the footage, the projection of the venues, including Istora Senayan indoor sports hall for badminton, indoor tennis arena, athletic field and the main GBK stadium.

The day after, the ministry posted another video displaying the facelift progress.

While some of the venues were spotted around near completion, hockey and football training fields were looked well-anticipated outside the stadium. The restoration on stadium itself had marked its last step with seat installation.

Trillions of rupiah had been spent for improvement project. In its design, GBK which initially had a capacity 90,000 will later be equipped with only 76.187 seats due to the seating installation in the tribune sections. In addition, facilities for disabled audiences were also enhanced with 1,000 seats prepared.

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