“President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has checked our readiness, be it on the implementation, infrastructure, or the national team. Thank God, God Willing, we are still on the right track,” the Minister said after a limited meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday, as quoted by the Cabinet Secretariat's website.
Preparations for a number of facilities and infrastructure as well as supporting infrastructure in the six hosting cities, Zainudin said, are running according to schedule.
The six hosting cities are capital Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Palembang, Solo, and Bali.
“We just have to wait for the inspection by world football governing body FIFA on the feasibility of the fields, especially the playing fields,” Zainudin was quoted as saying.
The Minister went on to say that the preparation for facilities and infrastructure as well as supporting infrastructure is made simultaneously by the Central Government through Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) and the regional governments.
According to him, these preparations include the playing fields/main venues, training fields, road access to the stadium, and others.
The Government, he continued, also expects the event not only to become a sporting event but also a sport-tourism event.
Regarding the details of the event organizing, the Minister said that the Government would consult with FIFA that holds ownership of the event. “Everything has to be approved by FIFA,” he said.