Wednesday, 19 June 2019 | 09:39 WIB

Anies : We Have Proposed Additional Budget for BMW Stadium in 2019 Revised Budget

Anies : We Have Proposed Additional Budget for BMW Stadium in 2019 Revised Budget (netralnews)

JAKARTA, NNC - The Jakarta Provincial Government has submitted a budget worth IDR500 billion budget in the 2019 Revised Regional Budget for the construction of the BMW stadium or Jakarta International Stadium.

DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan explained the budget proposal in the APBD Amendment was to add to the budgeted allocations previously.

"Because it requires a budget of almost IDR 5 trillion to build the [stadium], so we certainly need to provide additional," Anies said on Friday (3/15/2019).

The construction of Jakarta International Stadium is targeted to be completed in the next 3 years or 2021 and requires a budget with a total value of IDR 5 trillion.

The laying of the first stone of the project that was worked on by PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro) was inaugurated by Anies on Thursday.

The DKI Provincial Government initially allocated a budget of Rp900 billion for the construction of the stadium in the BMW park this year in the 2019 Regional Budget.

According to Anies, an additional budget was submitted in the 2019 Amendment Budget to accelerate the process of building the stadium which will become the Persija cage.

"So that when Jakpro seeks financing, they have enough capital," Anies said.

Anies explained that in the process of building the stadium, Jakpro's capital to work on this project in the initial stages came from the DKI Provincial Government. After that, Jakpro will develop the area around the stadium for commercial purposes to get additional funds.

"The region has developed, so that there are regions, there are places that are built by offices, housing. Now, there, we hope to get revenue," he explained.

Thus, said Anies, hopes that stadium and other maintenance costs will not depend on the Regional Budget anymore.

"We want this stadium to really be a stadium that provides income. That's why the design is designed to be multifunctional, and so the investment that we spend now is able to provide benefits," said Anies.