The Governor of Papua, Lukas Enembe, met with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Imam Nahrawi in the Ministry’s office on Thursday (1/11/2018). He reported on the progress of preparation for the 2020 National Sports Week (PON).
Lukas at the same time conveyed other things besides the development of PON. Among other things, changes to the Presidential Instruction relating to changes of the match venue and request to use equipment from the previous Asian Games and Asian Para Games during the event.
“So far the Papuans have expressed their readiness, both for the 2020 PON and for the National Student Sports Week (Popnas) 2019,” said Menpora Secretary Gatot S. Dewa Broto.
According to Gatot the changes of the venue include the hockey branch venue which was previously set in Jayapura will be moved to Biak. The Ministry also allow utilization of the equipment from the previous Asian Games and Asian Para Games
“The point is that it is permitted. But, the Provincial Government must send a letter to the Minister of Youth ans Sport and the Minister of Transportation regarding what items are needed,” Gatot explained.
“And if you ask, there must be a warehouse to store the equipments because the they must get out of Jakarta no later than the end of November.” he added.
On the other hand, Gatot added, Kemenpora is currently conducting stocktaking of the equipment used in the Asian Games and the Asian Para Games 2018.
Papua’s Local Leaders and community stand ready to support the 20th National Sports Games or PON, which will be held in Papua Province Indonesia, in 2020 as stated by Marten Ohee, Representative of Papuan community Leaders in Jayapura on Tuesday (4/10) during the PON XX flag raising ceremony.
“We Papuan Local Leaders and community stand ready to make the forthcoming National Sport Games – PON a success in Papua”, said Marten Ohee.
Governor Lukas Enembe together with Papua’s PON athletes staged a flag raising ceremony for 2020 National Games at Kampung Harapan, Sentani Eastern District of Jayapura. In his remarks, the Papua Governor requested that the Papua community support and make PON in Papua a success.
“It’s an honour bestowed upon us and let’s start to prepare and make the forthcoming national game a success here “, said Lukas Enembe.
The PON Flag raising ceremony was also attended by Jayapura Regents, Community and Religous Leaders, Tribal Chiefs, Local communities Representatives, Youth and Students. The ceremony started when the PON flag was raised by the Paskibraka (Indonesian flag-raising team) and continued with a student marching Band and dance performances.
“Various sports venues will be established for the PON sport competitions in Mimika, Jayapura, Merauke, Jayawijaya and Keerom”, said Lukas Enembe. The Governor also noted the success of West Java Province as host of the recent PON which was held in Bandung.
“West Java Province has just hosted PON 2016 with best achievement. We are very sure Papua also be able to achieve the same thing”, Lukas Enembe expressed his optimism.