Indonesia plan to host 26th SEA Games

Posted by samakomlao Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Surabaya municipal administration wished to host the 2011 SEA Games accompanying Jakarta as the main host of the multi-event games, and other secondary hosts Bandung, Semarang and Palembang, the Surabaya mayor said. "Like the other secondary hosts, Surabaya has also complete sports facilities," Surabaya Mayor Bambang Dwi Hartono said here Sunday after a roll call for making preparations for a training center at the National Sports Committee (KONI).

In addition, Surabaya's athletes achievements and contribution to the national and international sports events were not inferior to those of the worse three provincials, he said. "With its various hotels including a five star-hotel, sufficient transportation facilities and sports fields, Surabaya is a most host (for the SEA Games)," he said, adding that he has sent a proposal to KONI, requesting to become the second biggest host after Jakarta.

In the meantime, Surabaya's KONI chief Heroe Poernomohadi also supported the city's wish to become another important host for the SEA Games.

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