New York, MINA – Jakarta will host world class and prestigious 2020 Formula E Grand Prix in 2020.
It was stated by Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan after completing negotiations with the Formula E management team in New York, United States.
“A long process of negotiation and persuasion has found a beautiful ending … Alhamdulillah, it works!,” wrote Anies in her Facebook account, Monday, July 15.
Formula E is the second most popular race tournament after Formula 1. The difference with Formula 1 is that Formula E uses an electric-powered engine so that its emission-free and held on highway that is converted into temporary circuit.
The meeting was prepared three months ago. The climax was negotiating with Alexandro Agag and Alberto Longo, the highest leaders who were also legends in the world of car racing on Saturday.
The day also coincided with final round of Formula E E-6. Formula E official team previously came to conduct field tests in Jakarta on July 8-9.
“Because Jakarta competes with other major cities in the world, everything is done neatly, meticulously, orderly and doesn’t say much. The schedule and route are well organized. All materials have been prepared,” said Governor Anies.
At the end agreed that Jakarta was more than eligible to be chosen as the host. This means that the eyes and cameras of whole world will come and highlight Jakarta, thousands of spectators from all over the world will be present.
Jakarta will be on the radar of world attention. It is immeasurable that there are also many domestic viewers. No less important is the benefits of economic movement that will be felt.
According to the preliminary study, this one race agenda in Jakarta will move Capital economy to more than €78 million.
“This is an opportunity for prosperity, business opportunities and employment for citizens of Jakarta in particular and Indonesia in general. God willing,” said Anies. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)