REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Bonuses have been prepared for Indonesia's outstanding athletes at the 2018 Asian Games, according to Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung. The Minister of Finance has prepared the amount of bonuses for outstanding athletes.
"Finance minister has also urged the minister for sports and youth affairs to calculate everything," Pramono remarked in response to queries by newsmen at his office here on Wednesday.
Pramono emphasized that when the second-largest sporting event in the world concludes, the bonuses promised to athletes winning medals will immediately be distributed to them. He asserted bonuses will be disbursed immediately.
"Soon after the Asian Games closing ceremony is over, the bonuses will be immediately distributed to the athletes, who win gold, silver, and bronze medals, in accordance with what the minister of sports and youth affairs has conveyed," the cabinet secretary remarked.
On the occasion, Pramono also lauded the athletes, who had fought and delivered proud achievements in the country. "As of today, during the Asian Games, we have won 25 gold medals and that is a proud and extraordinary achievement," Pramono stated, expressing hope that the athletes would be able to maintain the fourth rank in the medal table in the 2018 Asian Games.
"Our athletes to this day have given their best. If we compare our performance with that in the Asian Games in 2006, 2010, and 2014, our achievements now are extraordinary," he explained.
Pramono revealed that the achievements of these athletes was due to the success achieved in their management. He also lauded the huge public support that pumped up the spirit of the athletes to deliver high achievements.