Head of Youth and Sports Agency M Taufik Rivani considered the drive carried out by the Indonesian Recreational Sport Federation (FORMI) of Banjarmasin was very good to the community, especially for young people to always be healthy.
"This movement makes use of public facilities, so there are more places to play and sport in the city," he pointed out.
In terms of the interest of the public, he said, the city government would certainly approve the public facilities land, which becomes regional assets, to be used for playing and sports facilities.
"The land for public facilities is handed over by the developer to the city government through Housing and Residential Areas Office, of course, the use of it should have the government's permit," he said.
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M Rivani expounded that FORMI is under the auspices of the (Banjarmasin branch of) Indonesian Sports Council (KONI), whereas KONI is under the auspices of the city government, so they can synergize to build sports villages.
"Regarding the budget, FORMI gets grant funds from KONI, while KONI receives the grant funds from the city government, thus how they synergize," said M Rivani.
Meanwhile, he said, his agency also continues to build professional sports facilities, such as soccer fields in each sub-district.
Acting Assistant III for Public Administration Akhmad Husaini revealed that the total asset of public facilities land controlled by the city government is 123.
"The hand over of certificates of public facilities land was done since 2019," he told.
If calculated, the total area of housings public facilities controlled by the Banjarmasin government is 152,288 square meters.
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