Jokowi to officially open National Games in Bandung – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo traveled to Bandung, West Java, on Saturday for several working visits and to officially open the 19th National Games (PON).
Accompanied by First Lady Iriana, the President arrived at Husein Sastranegara airport at 11:30 a.m., Antara news agency reported.
Jokowi is set to attend the opening ceremony of the quadrennial event at Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium on Saturday evening.
Prior to the main event, along with Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Puan Maharani and West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan, Jokowi visited two regencies in West Java to distribute food supplies to local children and pregnant women. reported that at least 5,000 personnel from the National Police, Indonesian Military and West Java Public Order Agency were assigned to secure the stadium and guard several other locations in Bandung.
The sporting event, which officially runs from Sept. 17 to 29, will see 44 sporting competitions featuring thousands of athletes from 33 provinces.***
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