Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing will report the results of the ongoing audit of Kanjuruhan Stadium to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) as soon as the review is completed, a ministry official has said.

“The audit report is part of our steps to improve stadium security and construction reliability," Secretary of the ministry's Directorate General of Human Settlement Riono Suprapto informed at a press conference here on Thursday.

The ministry's technical evaluation team has been working on auditing the Kanjuruhan stadium in the past week, he said.

The team is examining and testing various aspects of the stadium to ensure a comprehensive audit, which will become a reference for auditing other stadiums, he added.

Minister of Public Works and Public Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono, is currently in Malang to monitor the audit process himself, he said.

"The minister will preside over the evaluation for the next one or two days," Suprapto added.

He expressed the hope that the ministry audit report will serve as a catalyst for the improvement of stadiums in Indonesia.

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"Therefore, all Indonesian stadiums in the future will be safe and comfortable, and we can enjoy all matches organized by the PSSI (Football Association of Indonesia), either Liga 1 or other events," he remarked.

Meanwhile, PSSI Chairperson Mochamad Iriawan said that safety and security improvements will be undertaken at Kanjuruhan Stadium in consultation with Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Besides FIFA’s chief consultant for stadium safety and security, Serge Dumotier, AFC’s safety and security chief, Brian Johnson, and deputy chief of AFC’s safety and security task force, Dell Akbar Khan, will also assist Indonesia in reforming national football, he added.

"We receive many comprehensive inputs. God Willing, with constant assistance, our national football would be better," Iriawan said.

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