Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has ordered the Governments Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP) to carry out comprehensive auditing of the Hambalang project, Presidential Special Staff Johan Budi SP said.
Johan Budi said at the Presidential Complex on Monday that comprehensive auditing by the BPKP was one of the three steps that must be taken before deciding whether to continue with the project or not.
As another step, the Public Works and Public Housing Minister should carry out further studies regarding the projects topographic and building conditions.
"The government will also discuss the project in a limited cabinet meeting at the Presidential Palace with various stakeholders," Johan Budi remarked.
He said the Attorney Generals Office was investigating the procurement of goods for the project.
"Only after that, a decision would be taken on whether to continue with the project. The main point is that a high value state asset should not remain neglected," the presidential special staff said.
According to Johan Budi, the asset must be safeguarded and whether it will be used to house athletes or for a different purpose will depend on the assessment of the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry.
He said President Jokowi had toured the Hambalang project site with a view to study it firsthand.
"The visit to Hambalang was scheduled far before the Tour de Java was planned. Two weeks earlier, the president had asked the Sports and Youth Minister to assess the present condition of the Hambalang project," Johan Budi said.
Jokowis focus is on ways to expedite development in the infrastructure sector, and the visit to the project is part of such efforts.
"He visited not only Hambalang but also other projects, such as the toll road project," he said.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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