Indonesian Olympic News Update 09 Sep 2021
Ministry of Youth and Sports inaugurated the National Sports Grand Design (DBON) during the National Sports Day celebration on Thursday in Jakarta.
Sports Minister Zainudin Amali said it was an answer to President Joko Widodo's request when the President asked the national sport's stakeholders to design the modern sports industry during the last year's national sports day.
"We're aware that we can't achieve excellent sports performance in an instance. It takes a long-term development with the structured and continued process," Amali said in his speech.
He added that it would also need support from other elements, such as sports science.
The government made DBON a presidential decree. Then, the government is legally bound to provide the budget for sports development in the future. Amali said the cost should be seen as an investment, not expenses.
"We don't get the achievement by accident. It should be planned or designed, so we must have explicit references with fixed parameters, which could self-adapt in any condition," he said.