The XX National Sports Week (PON) 2021 in Papua held an urgent meeting (Ratas) on July 13 which was chaired directly by President Joko Widodo.
After the meeting, the Supervisory and Steering Committee (Panwasrah) assures that they will continue to prepare for the XX PON 2021 in Papua.
Chairman of the Panwasrah Maj. Gen. TNI (Ret.) Dr. Suwarno said that the central government had given serious support for the success of the 2021 PON XX in Papua.
“At the central level, in principle, line ministries and institutions are very serious and concerned about supporting PON in Papua,” said Suwarno, quoted from the website https://koni.or.id.
He explained that The Ministry of Public Works and Housing had helped put up several facilities such as venues, athletes’ homestays, environmental facilities, and so on. The Ministry of Transportation also provided serious support in the form of vehicles as transportation.
Support vehicles will be distributed according to the allocations that have been set for Jayapura City, Jayapura Regency, Mimika Regency and Merauke Regency.
The Ministry of Health is also ready to support PON XX, which is planned to be officially opened on October 2, 2021. There are 16 ambulances, vaccines for Papuans, especially around the venue, as well as training for health workers.
The Ministry of Communication and Information has also provided support in the form of networks and publications.
Currently, the budget proposed by PB PON Papua has passed the review stage by the Financial and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP). The approved budget is reportedly around Rp. 1.4 trillion from the proposed Rp. 1.7 trillion.
The budget is intended for consumption, accommodation, marketing and so on.
The existence of technical guidance (Bimtek) and Test Events is considered very important for the success of the upcoming XX PON.
The Test Event will be held soon in order to try out for the Organizing Committee to trial out the existing facilities, including communications network.