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Indonesian President inaugurates Asian Games stadium

IANS  |  Jakarta 

Indonesian inaugurated Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) stadium on Sunday after it was renovated for the upcoming 2018

The ceremony was held prior to a friendly match between and in the stadium, reports

"I officially inaugurate completion of major renovation in so that it can begin its service," the said.

GBK was scheduled to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Asian Games, which will take place in and province's capital from August 18 to September 2.

The stadium, which can accommodate 80,000 spectators, equipped with an 80,000-watt sound system and an LED lighting system.

The also renovated several venues located in the GBK complex, including a pool and a stadium.

In addition to venues, the has sped up construction of Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems in and

Eearlier in the day the (OCA) voiced its satisfaction with Indonesia's efforts to prepare for the

"The progress was obviously seen with most of the venues completed. They are doing well. I am convinced that the games will be a great success in August," said OCA Coordination Committee's Tsunekatzu Takeda.



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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 22:24 IST