A number of preparations both facilities and pre-facilities continue to be carried out by the Papua Provincial Government for the success of the upcoming National Sports Week (PON) XX in 2020. Amid the preparations, support also flows from various parties, one of which is the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) of the Republic of Indonesia. Through the Indonesian Minister of Health, Nila Moeloek said that the Indonesian Ministry of Health is ready to support the PON XX event in 2020 which is not only in physical form factors, but also how to prepare human resources, food security and environmental health.
Nilla also added that each sport competed for each post had to be built in accordance with the competition contested. As in Biak Regency which will be the place for diving. For this reason, the Ministry of Health will coordinate with the Papua Province health office.
“Earlier we discussed all that with the ranks of the Papua provincial government, moreover the PON venue is in several districts / cities, so there must be a health division,” Nila said, quoted by tabloidjubi.com
“Clearly that health is one of the main factors needed in the PON Papua event,” he said.
Nila added, the implementation of the PON must be prepared and thought through by all levels of government, considering that the four-year event is quite large.
“With this event, certainly it can elevate Papua to be more open nationally, so it must be very well prepared,” said Minister of Health Nila Moeloek.
On the other hand, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Imam Nahrawi, who has cooperated with the Papua Provincial Government, admitted that Papua was really ready to host the PON XX. What’s more, Imam considered this event to be history because it’s the first time it’s performed in the eastern region of Indonesia.
“This indicates that Papua has really prepared itself to meet POPNAS 2019 and PON XX. This is the first PON in the eastern region of Indonesia, surely it will be an extraordinary history for Papua, “Imam said.
Currently the construction and repair of a number of facilities and infrastructure that will be used in the PON XX 2020 event will continue to be accelerated.