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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - After the 2018 Asian Games, the manager of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport immediately prepared for the next event, the 2018 Asian Para Games. The main preparation was to ensure facilities at Soekarno-Hatta Airport were friendly to people with disabilities.
All facilities include the arrival, departure, and bus transportation routes. "All of our facilities make sure they are disability friendly," said the Branch Communication Manager of Soekarno Hatta Airport, Haerul Anwar, Thursday, September 6, 2018.
Haerul said, Soekarno-Hatta Airport prepared a special channel in Terminals 2 and 3 for wheelchair users and sticks. Likewise, the bus will transport the participants and officials.
"All lower deck buses, which are friendly to people with disabilities," said Haerul, adding that at this time there was also a new branding created at the airport that was related to the Asian Para Games.
Director of Arrival Departed and Logistic Indonesia in Asia The Games Organizing Committee (INAPGOC) Andrianto Soejarwo said that he prepared 1,034 wheelchairs. Readiness is also ensured by adding to the road sign that will be passed, as well as aspects of hospitality and welcome.
Andrianto estimates that the airport will return to very heavy on the next 2-3 October to coincide with the scheduled arrival of the 2018 Asian Para Games. "The difference with the Asian Games is where there are more and longer time athletes, the Asian Para Games are only two days."
Inapgoc also prepares 200 special volunteers to welcome athletes and officials of the Asian Para Games 2018 that use wheelchairs. The volunteers, said Andrianto, have been given special training to welcome, direct and assist disabled athletes when they arrive at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.
Reporter: Joniansyah (Contributor)
Editor: Zacharias Wuragil