JAKARTA (BPN) – Indonesia takes one major step in its 2032 Olympic bidding by having a virtual presentation in front of IOC’s Future Host Commission on Wednesday.
It’s the second presentation from Indonesia, and in this presentation, the Indonesian Olympic Committee secured strong support from other stakeholders, such as SOEs ministry, tourism and creative economy ministry, Government of Jakarta, and Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
IOC Future Host Commission was led by Chairwoman Kristin Kloster Aasen, who oversaw the presentation with eight IOC members.
Indonesia nominated Jakarta as the host city as the capital city and its surrounding area played an important part in the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games’ success.
“Indonesia 2032 will be the catalyst for an entire generation, in Indonesia, Asia, and the world, where we show how a city like Jakarta is able to reinvent itself by embracing technology, sustainability, and a consideration for our future generations through our actions of today,” said the Indonesian Olympic Committee President, Raja Sapta Oktohari, during the presentation.
Indonesia focuses its games concept on three pillars – environment, legacy, and technology. By focusing on those, Indonesia aims to organize net-zero emission games as the organizing committee, and the city will make the best of technology, such as electric vehicles for public and private transportation, while all development will be a social legacy for future generations left by the 2032 Olympic Games.
The presentation also showed greetings from SOEs Minister Erick Thohir, an IOC member and former Indonesian Olympic Committee President, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, and Kadin Indonesia Chairman Rosan P. Roeslani.
The Future Host Commission members welcomed the presentation. Aasen said that the presentation was very encouraging with the presence of very strong stakeholders. Another member, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic from Croatia, said the ‘Gravity of Asia’ motto is very interesting. She wants to see how Indonesia can involve neighboring countries in Southeast Asia in the event.
IOC member, who also a representative from the International Paralympic Committee, Andrew Parson, provided valuable input that Indonesia should put the human aspect in the next presentation while also asked to give further details on social legacy regarding youth population. (rls)