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The FIBA Asia Cup 2022 will be held in Indonesia from July 12–24, 2022, at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Sports Complex (Istora) in Jakarta.
The prestigious basketball championship will take place, according to all agencies, ministries, and institutions, said Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali during a coordination meeting on Monday.
Representatives from a number of ministries and organizations, including the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Human Development and Culture, and the National Police, attended the coordination meeting.
“What was discussed earlier was to hear the report of PERBASI (Indonesian Basketball Association) and the organizing committee about the preparations that have been made and important things that need to be accelerated,” Amali informed.
The minister stated that one of the things that need to be expedited is the procedure for issuing athletes visitor visas or visas on arrival.
Nazarudin, head of operational planning and administration for the Jakarta Police, stated that the force is prepared to ensure the successful implementation of the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup when speaking about the security measures for the competition.
“We are ready to carry out security, starting from the participants arriving at the airport to returning home, including during the event in Istora,” Nazarudin affirmed.
According to Junas Miradiarsyah, the chief executive of the FIBA Asia Cup 2022, there shouldn’t be any problems with the infrastructure because the games would be played at GBK with the GBK Arena and Basketball Hall functioning as supporting facilities.
Practics matches have already been held at these venues. The Indonesian National side has also played a match against Saudia Arabia.