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Indonesia Targeting Semifinal in BWF Junior Championship 2017

VOI NEWS 09.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 09-10-2017

Indonesia was targeting to reach semifinal in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Junior Championship 2017. That was stated by Indonesian Team Manager Susi Susanti in a press conference in Yogyakarta, on Sunday (08/10). According to Susi Susanti, the Indonesian junior athletes have great spirit to give their best for Indonesia, but she did not want to burden them.

“In Asia Junior Championship, we had the opportunity to be the Asian winner, but we did not have that fortune. We try to make it a lesson and we hope to be much better in this junior world championship. So our target is at least, we reach the semifinal, so that the young athletes can fully concentrate one by one. We are trying not to overburden them, although all of the athletes want to give their best for Indonesia. We certainly hope to achieve the best” said Susi Susanti.

Susi Susanti further said, Indonesia has three leading categories in BWF Junior Championship 2017, namely women's single, women's double, and mixed double. Previously, Indonesia had beaten Spain to host the international junior class badminton event. BWF Junior Championship 2017 is held at Among Rogo Stadium, Yogyakarta, on October 9-22 2017. (steve/edit r)

Jakarta-Surabaya Semi High-speed Railway Project Kick off in 2018

Indonesian Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said that Jakarta-Surabaya semi high-speed railway project will begin early next year. Budi said in Sumenep, East Java on Sunday (8/10), the project is fast and low cost and can resolve a lot of problems among others 800 points of Jakarta-Surabaya level crossings. He added, it is predicated that Jakarta-Semarang track can be completed in two years, and Semarang-Surabaya in the next two years. The railway allows shorter time to get to travel from Jakarta to Surabaya and vice versa in 5 hours. He revealed that the investment needed for this project is around Rp60 trillion including around Rp20 trillion to handle 800 points of level crossings. In addition, Indonesian Public Housing and Public Works Ministry will be involved to handle level crossings. (Antara)

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