Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASCOG) is holding a media forum on Nov 27 and 28 to inform the media about preparations for the implementation of the 18th Asian Games to be held in Jakarta and Palembang (South Sumatra) next year.
"We will make sure that the representatives of the media will receive appropriate services during the implementation of the Asian Games, because the media plays an important role in improving the significance of the multi-event games," Erick Thohir, INASGOC Chairman, said here on Monday.
Journalists from 22 Asian countries will participate in the media forum. They will visit several sport arenas in Bung Karno Sport Stadium in Jakarta and Jakabering sport stadium in Palembang, which will be used as Asian Games venues.
The organizing committee explained about the preparations made in sports events, sports arenas, broadcast services for television and radio stations, accreditation procedures, accommodation, and transportation services.
"We have forged cooperation with those in collaboration with the Asian Olympic Council in the information technology and broadcasting sector," Thohir stated, regarding information technology facilities to be arranged for media coverage of the Asian Games.
He also ensured that the several sports arenas being built, for BMX cycling race in Jakarta and skateboard arena in Palembang, will be ready before August 2018.
"(The construction works) of velodrome arena in Rawamangun (East Jakarta) will be completed by June 2018, and the rest will be completed on time," he added.
Danny Buldansyah, spokesman of INASGOC, revealed that media centers of the Asian Games 2018 will be set up in the Jakarta Convention Center, Senayan, Jakarta; and in Jakabaring area in Palembang.
The media center in Senayan will be able to accommodate some 700 journalists.
Source: ANTARA News