Jokowi observes public facilities at GBK sports complex

Jokowi observes public facilities at GBK sports complex

President Joko Widodo (third from left) accompanied by Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) President Director Winarto, Social Affairs Minister Agus Gumiwang, Minister/State Secretary Pratikno, and Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan inspects public facilities for people with special needs at GBK sports complex in Jakarta, on Tuesday (Oct 16, 2018). (ANTARA FOTO/Wahyu Putro A/foc).

Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) observed public facilities at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Sports Complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday.

President Jokowi checked the state of public facilities in the area of the GBK sports complex, especially those used to support people with disabilities.

"We want to check on facilities for people with disabilities in GBK, including the musholla (Islamic prayer room), sidewalk, and access for visitors," he remarked.

President Jokowi has encouraged local governments in every province, city, and district in the country to start providing some disabled-friendly facilities at public areas.

"In the near future, all buildings and transportation facilities in Jakarta will be made `friendly` for disabled people. The minister of public works and housing (PUPR) and the governor of Jakarta have informed me about all the things that need to be improved," Jokowi noted.

President Jokowi, accompanied by several ministers and Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan, observed the public facilities at the GBK Sports Complex and the surrounding areas for about an hour.

Reporting by Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
Editing by Yoseph Haryadi