InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA –To support Asian Games next year, Sinar Mas interprets it as the cooperation of every people of Indonesia. As the form of commitment, Managing Director Sinar Mas. G. Sulistiyanto has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indonesia Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee (INASGOC) represented by the Chairman, Erick Thohir, and witnessed by Vice President, Jusuf Kalla as the Chairman of Steering Committee of INASGOC in the office of Vice President, Jakarta.
Sulistiyanto said, the supports that Sinar Mas gives through its subsidiary, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), is not sponsorship only but also the longterm investment. Jakarta and Palembang would have some facilities of the latest sport in international standards. Hopefully, our agthletes could be more to win the game and the people would have more alternative sport equipments and have recreation.
“This event prioritizes the brands of Indonesia to the world level and would influence the economy, including the infrastructure, tourism, and create the larger employment,” Vice President, Jusuf Kalla said after the signing of MoU.
The event would be joined by more than 12 thousand athletes and would be live in some countries, such as, Indonesia, China, and Japan. “This is the chance for the privates to introduce their best products,” he said.
In specific, Jusuf Kalla appreciated the support of APP Sinar Mas to develop and construct bowling center in Palembang. “In the previous Asian Games held in Indonesia, we now have Gelora Bung Karno. This Asian Games, we would have the sport venues within international standards,” he said.
In the cooperation, Sulistiyanto continued, APP Sinar Mas develops the bowling center is as one venue in Palembang within about more than Rp 26 billion of investment. The construction of the bowling center would be finished in the end of this year and would be handed over in the early of 2018. “We would help the sponsorship, reaching about US$ 4 million in cash in this Asian Games,” he said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Thursday (7/12/2017).
APP Sinar Mas also empowers the sound of Asian Games through its product, Sinar Dunia (SiDU) as the official paper and Paseo as the official tissue. Besides Sinar Mas Land also commits to the 18thAsian Games. The support wouldbe given, not only to construct the sport venues because in the previous, Sinar Mas and other companies had been in synergy to renovate Bundaran Hotel Indonesia.
"Sinar Mas through its subsidiary, Sinarmas Land would renovate the sports facilities in Jakarta and around so that the althletes could practice theere heading to Asian Games. It has been done for about one last year, and the total cost might be about Rp 70 billion," Sulistiyanto said. (T2)