Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee (Inasgoc) has taken anticipatory measures for the opening of Asian Games 2018 by involving security stakeholders, chairman Erick Thohir said in Jakarta on Tuesday.
"With regard to security we have asked for help from related parties. We have been oriented to finishing our task well including sports team, venues, transportation, medical and security teams," he said during a visit to Gelora Bung Karno main stadium.
Inasgoc continued collaborating with TNI (military) and the police with regard to security of Asian Games including its opening and closing ceremonies, he said.
"We hope for support from all parties because Asian Games is not only Inasgoc affairs. The president has instructed to treat it as a national event and not mere events in Jakarta and Palembang," he said.
Erick called on all people to attend the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games at Gelora Bung Karno stadium to make it part of history of sporting event in Asia.
"I could not as yet explain the opening ceremony in detail. But when will we get an opportunity again to become part of the history by seeing the opening ceremony directly as it may not possibly happen again in the next ten years` time. People may only enter the stafium from the gates in Sudirman," he said.
Indonesia will implement a zero tolerance policy with regard to security starting from the preparation period to the conclusion of the events in Jakarta and Palembang.
"Our target will be its implementation itself using zero tolerance international standard at arenas of events and non-events as well as some other locations," inasgoc deputy chairman Sjafrie Sjamsuddin said.
He said multi-layer security system by TNI and the police would also be applied on the fields of transportation, traffic, information technology as well as Asian Games torch parade starting from July 15 to 18 through 18 provinces. (antara)