National Stadium Renovation Completed 31 December

Friday, 29 December 2017 , 17:00:00 WIB -

The new Stadion Gelora Bung Karno is seen almost completed. (PU.go.id)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – Minister of Public Works and Public Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono, has announced that renovation of stadium Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno (SUGBK) will be completed on 31 December 2017 to be inaugurated on 14 January 2018. Minister of Public Works and Public Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono, has announced that renovation of stadium Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno (SUGBK) will be completed on 31 December 2017 to be inaugurated on 14 January 2018.

The new stadium will be inaugurated by President Joko Widodo, prior to the match between Indonesia and Iceland.

The stadium is just one from 13 sports venues that are being renovated at the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex for the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games XVIII.

"The renovation itself will be completed late this year. I hope President Joko Widodo can attend the inauguration and watch the match (between Indonesia and Iceland)," Minister Basuki said, Tuesday (Dec.26).

The new stadium will have 76,000 seats and is now much more modern. Renovation works began in August 2016. "We are now just arranging and cleaning things up," he said, quoted by pu.go.id.

The contractors selected to execute the renovation was PT. Adhi Karya Tbk and PT. Penta Rekayasa Kerjasama Operasi (KSO), with the contract value reaching Rp769.7 billion. (rm)

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