Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee or INASGOC will establish three security zones during the upcoming Asian Games in order to prevent vandalism, which had previously happened to the Main Stadium of the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Senayan, Jakarta.
"We will intensify our security measures, as we have carried out before during the test event, which is by only opening up two doors, one for accredited individuals and one for ticket holders. at the same time, there would be three security zones," said Chairman of INASGOC Erick Thohir in Jakarta, Monday.
The first security check point, he continued, is the area where people will be searched one by one before entering any of the sports venues, including the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Senayan, Jakarta or Jakabaring in Palembang, South Sumatra.
"Everyone will be searched before entering the areas. They would not be allowed to carry bags or anything, they could only bring their tickets," he said.
Then in the second zone, INASGOC officers will check the spectators tickets. "There would be no ticket sales in the arena because all tickets will be sold online," he said.
Finally, the third security zone is at the entrance to the arena. "The ticket will be checked again to ensure the seat number," he said.
Security of the Asian Games 2018 will be increased during the opening and closing ceremonies on August 18 and September 2.
"Cars would not be allowed to enter the Gelora Bung Karno area during the opening and closing ceremonies except for the President and President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), even OCA ministers and guests would have to use the bus to enter the area, including myself," he reiterated.
In addition to the GBK and Jakabaring sports areas, a number of other Asian Games sports venues such as football stadiums will also use the same security measures, except with only two security zones.
"Considering that the environment is different, we will implement two zones, Deputy IV of INASGOC will have more on the details about the security of the arena," he said.
Tohir further stated that the Asian Games 2018 also serves as an opportunity to improve the spectator culture of sporting events, including the use of public transportation, the queuing habit and maintaining public facilities.
"I was surprised at how the park in GBK was damaged, four trees collapsed, the Asian Games is for all elements of Indonesia and not just certain groups. What happened in the arena represents the face of Indonesia," he said.
Previously, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono deplored the destruction of a number of facilities at GBK Stadium and park in the Sports Complex area when the 2018 Presidential Cup final game was held on Saturday night.
"We took the renovations of the sports complex seriously, as we were trusted to make improvements Ising the tax money that we were granted. The INASGOC was not confident that we could finish it at the beginning," he said.
Source: ANTARA News