President Yudhoyono inspects construction of APEC venue in Bali

President Yudhoyono inspects construction of APEC venue in Bali

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. (ANTARA)

"God willing, the retreat venue and its other supporting facilities can be finished on time."
Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono inspected the construction of building and hotel which would be used to host the APEC summit here in October 2013 on Thursday.

It was the second time the president inspected the summit venue of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders, including the United State president and the Chinese prime minister.

The president inspected the venue for the first time in December 2012.

"God willing, the retreat venue and its other supporting facilities can be finished on time. I observe directly the progress of their development," President Yudhoyono who was accompanied by the developer and a number of the National Economic Committee (KEN) members, said.

Besides inspecting the room that will be used for the summit, the president also toured the premise of the building which will be developed as a park.

Seeing the site of the building premise which was still an empty land, the president asked that its development should be carried out at the same time as the main building so that plants would have grown well in October.

"The park should be developed now so that in time all are already ready, it should not show only chunks," the president told the developer.

The developer which was represented by Trihatma Kusuma Haliman of the Agung Podomor Group, expressed its readiness to implement the president`s direction.

On the occasion, the president said that the government had planned to prepare the Bali special dresses to be worn by the APEC leaders during the summit.

During their summit, APEC leaders have a tradition to have a photo session in the special costume of the host country.

President Yudhoyono said APEC in October would discuss efforts to maintain economic growth and resilience in the region in the face of global economic crisis.
(Uu.A014/Z003)

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