Jakarta, April 27, 2018 (Antara)- The Indonesian Government has intensified various promotional activities to make the public aware of the 18th Asian Games which will be held simultaneously in Jakarta and Palembang in South Sumatra Province, on Aug 18-Sept 2, 2018.
The efforts are in accordance with a call voiced by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) who considered that publications on the planned Asian Games on the domestic and international media were too few.
During a meeting discussing the preparations for the largest sports event in Asia, held in Bogor Palace, on April 18, 2018, the Head of State urged his cabinet to publish promotional materials and advertisements of Asian Games once in every two weeks.
"Promotion of the Asian Games can be conducted every two weeks on local and international media," Jokowi said.
Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi recently organized a fun biking event at the Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, as part of promotional events for the 18th Asian Games and the Third Asian Para Games which will be organized on Oct 6-13, 2018.
"This is one of the events to promote the implementation of the Asian Games and Para Games," Minister Nahrawi stated.
Officials and other employees of the youth affairs and sports ministry participated in the fun biking event.
While biking, he made several stops to check various venues to be used for the Asian Games and interacted with the people exercising in the sports stadium.
The minister plans to hold a fun biking event to promote the Asian Games and Para Games every Wednesday.