Biak Numfor Regency will be the venue for the Hockey Sports event venue to be used in the National Sports Week (PON) XX event in Papua in 2020.
The construction of the venue will be financed from the State Budget (APBN). This is explained by the Minister of PUPR, Dr. Ir. Hadi Muljono, who also stated that his ministry is ready to support the construction of the PON XX venue including the construction of the Hockey venue.
“In accordance with Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No. 10 of 2017 concerning the support for the implementation of PON XX and National Paralympic Week (Peparnas) XVI in 2020 at Bumi Cenderawasih, the construction of venues funded by the State Budget (APBN) includes venue Aquatic, Istora, Cricket and Velodrome, “said Hadi Muljono, quoted from nokenlive.com.
Interestingly, the construction of the Hockey venue will not only function for PON XX, but for the term program, which is the development and long-term performance development. Moreover, as acknowledged by the Governor of Papua, Lukas Enembe, S.IP, MH so far the athletes of Hockey Papua have contributed in defending the name of the region and the name of Indonesia in prestigious events such as the Sea Games, Asian Games and other international events.
“Minister, the construction of the Hockey venue in Biak because so far the guidance of Hockey athletes has been carried out there and the athletes have defended the names of regions and countries,” Lukas Enembes said.
Lukas Enembe added that the area is ready for PON XX. Lukas hopes that this event can also have an impact on economic development in Papua.
“All stakeholders have worked hard to succeed in this four-year multi-event,” he explained.
General Secretary of the Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI) Papua Province, Kenius Kogoya, SP. M.Si also appreciated the support of the Minister of PUPR and the Governor of Papua who agreed to build the Hockey venue in Biak Numfor. According to him, the agreement is a concrete step to foster Papuan athletes in the future.
“KONI Papua welcomed the construction of the venue Hockey in Biak. Because coaching can be sustainable and of course it will give birth to the best athletes, “said Kogoya. PON XX in 2020 alone will be carried out in several districts / cities in Papua Province.