President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo criticized the promotion of the 2018 Asian Games event, which the President considered to be less than optimal. The President said that he has not seen any movement related to the event’s promotion in local and international media.
“With conditions like this, in every two weeks for the national and international media, there has to be marketing for the Asian Games,” said Jokowi while opening a meeting on the preparation for Asian Games at Bogor Palace on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
Chairman of the Asian Games Committee (Inasgoc) Erick Thohir, said that Jokowi has requested for the promotion activities of the Asian Games is carried out not only by the committee. Erick said that the President has requested for local administrations and ministries to help promote the event.
Erick said that the Inasgoc has a special strategy to increase the promotion of the Asian Games to the community.
“If God permits, we will present [the strategy] directly to [Jokowi] next week,” Erick said after a meeting at the Bogor Palace.
Erick explained lagging promotion of the 2018 Asian Games was due to limited budget. Out of the total IDR 6.6 trillion budget prepared for the event, 90 percent has been allocated for organizing the event.