Suara.com – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan stated that the Jakarta government supports the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 and the FIBA World Cup 2023 which will be held in the National Capital, after a meeting with FIBA Board Member who is also Minister of BUMN Erick Thohir.
During the meeting, Erick Thohir, who is also chairman of Perbasi, was accompanied by secretary general Nirmala Dewi to ask Anies for approval to hold the world basketball championships in 2023 and the Asian basketball championships in 2021 around August to September.
“We in Jakarta are grateful, proud and we will support all preparatory activities to make it smooth and successful,” said Anies at City Hall, Thursday (4/3/2021).
Nirmala Dewi expressed her gratitude for the Jakarta government for supporting the holding of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 and the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
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“Earlier in we had his support for the construction of the venue for the FIBA World Cup 2023, especially regarding licensing. Alhamdulillah, the governor will support us and technically we will discuss it with the governor’s team,” said Nirmala.
The basketball championship will be held at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium.
“We have prepared a venue at GBK, we will build it. Of course now it is a multi-functional season. So the parking lot which we are still using now, we are building a new parking lot there. Not only for basketball, but also for other activities,” he said. he.