Jayapura, 10/2 (Jubi) – A team of Central National Sport Committee of Indonesia (KONI) began reviewing the readiness of Papua to be the host of Pekan Olahraga Nasional (National Games) in 2020 by visiting some of sports, telecommunications and transportation facilities.
“One crucial requirement to be a host is minimum 50% of venues should be ready. And it is also related to the accommodation, health services, communication networks, and transportation access from one location to another,” KONI Vice Chairman Suwarno said on Monday (10/2) in Jayapura, Papua.
Suwarno who is also the chairman of the selection team, said a review on sports facilities and infrastructure in Papua will be conducted in several clusters/areas of greater Jayapura, Biak, Mimika, Jayawijaya and Merauke regencies.
In addition to Papua, five other provinces are vying to be the host of PON – Aceh, South Sulawesi, Bali, Central Java and North Sumatera.
“Therefore, in order to check the readiness of each province, the KONI team has been divided into three groups, and our group has been assigned to Papua,” he said.
The team will spend a week in Papua visiting five places that have been proposed to become venues.
“Today we inspected venues in Jayapura city and regency. Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow we are going to other four places. We wish Papua to make it to the top three candidates to host the PON XX 2020,” he said.
He said a meeting in March will determine the shortlist of three candidates.
“The meeting decision then will be submitted to the Ministry of Sports, who will then further propose to the President for a final decision on the host of PON 2020,” he added.
Asked about security issues in Papua, Suwarno admitted it was a consideration. However he said he believed that sections of Papuan society will support Papua to become the host of PON.
Meanwhile the Chairman of Verification Team of PON Papua Yunus Wonda said the Papua was 52% ready to host the event.
“We are very optimistic that Papua can be the host, because we have made the preparations, although some provinces also have the same goal,” he said.
He said he trusted the leadership of the Governor Lukas Enembe and Vice Governor Klemen Tinal and support by the heads of local regions that Papua’s hopes to become the host of PON will be happen. (Jubi/Alex/rom)
Papua Bangkit Stadium will ready in March 2019
Jayapura, Jubi – Sports Department of Papua Province is targeting the construction of Papua Bangkit Stadium which meets the FIFA standard located in Kampung Harapan, Jayapura Regency will finish in March 2019
Meanwhile, the Department Head of infrastructure management of Sports and Youth Provincial Office Bernard Sitorus claimed the construction has 97 per cent finished. It only needs small finishing works.
“We continue to push our works, so it would be ready when President Widodo come for its launching,” Sitorus told reporters in Jayapura on Thursday (24/1/2019).
This 45,000-capacity stadium that spent approximately IDR 1.3 trillion of Papua Provincial Budget would be one of the biggest stadiums built in the eastern Indonesia region.
Separately, Dolly Abu Zain, the Site Engineering Manager of PT PP Tbk, added to accelerate the construction, approximately 900 workers were involved in this project, and some facilities including LED and electronic scoreboard have already been installed.
Meanwhile, the instalment of paving blocks for road access to the stadium has 100 per cent completed, as well as the roof installation. Now the homework left is to finish the instalment of the synthetic track.
“Meanwhile, it only needs small finishing works for the inside of the stadium. All chairs (for the audience) already installed,” said Dolly. (*)
Reporter: Alexander Loen
Editor: Pipit Maizer
Freeport supports 8.5 billion for Persipura, possibly add 1.5 billion more
Jayapura, Jubi – Finally a sponsorship to Persipura from Freeport Indonesia was approved. The value is the same as that has given by Bank Papua, which is Rp8, 5 billion.
“They (Freeport) will add Rp1, 5 billion more if Persipura becomes the champion,” said Persipura’s spokesperson and chairman, Benhur Tomi Mano known as BTM, in his release.
He was accompanied by Persipura Manager Rudy Maswi, the General Secretary Rocky Bebena and Media Officer Bento Madubun to meet the Freeport Indonesia Representatives, Clementino Lamury, Riza Primary, Napoleon Saway and Spencer Paoh, on Thursday (January 18th). As the result of the meeting, PT. Freeport Indonesia agreed to give Rp 8.5 Million fund to Persipura.
“They are also willing to disburse more funds in the near future for the team,” added the number one person in this Jayapura city. He also said that in the near future, all the players would be gathered and get ready for the training camp. “Next week we will gather all players so we can practice,” he said.
Further, he also hopes that the players who are licensed for the President Cup to maintain their condition and avoid injury.
“The ones like Boaz, Justin and Frisca, I hope they keep fit, and avoid injuries. Especially those important players, they have also told me that they will take care of themselves. I also hope that the former players who move to a new club may try to become a major player or a core player in his club, we pray for their success in a new place, God bless,” said the chairman of Persipura.(tabloidjubi.com)
Persipura Squad to Be Announced Soon
Jayapura, Jubi – Persipura Jayapura will announce their squad who will compete in the Indonesian Soccer Championship (ISC) that starts on 15 April before Monday.
Black Pearls chairman Benhur Tommy Mano told reporters in Jayapura on Saturday (2/4/2016) that besides the name of players, Persipura management would also announce a new coach and assistant coach as well.
“We will announce it soon. No later than Monday (4/4/2016), the name of players, coach and assistant coach as well as physical trainer has been announced,” he said.
Mano said there is relatively no change for the local players. “I don’t want to speculate about the players we’ll keep, just see,” he said,
However, the foreign players such as Yoo Jae Hoon (goal keeper) and Edward Wilson, it’s clear. “But, just wait until we announce it on Monday,” he added.
Mano said the manager would be a foreigner, but he declined to disclose details about him.
“Clearly he is from abroad, we will announce it all including the name of local coach we hire,” he said.
Earlier, the Indonesian Professional Sport Body (BOPI) reportedly has approved the Indonesian Soccer Championship (ISC). The football completion would be held by PT Gelora Trisula Semesta (GTS) on 15 April 2016.
BOPI Secretary General Heru Nugroho at Sport Ministry Office on Saturday stated BOPI would approve all sport tournaments as long as it upholds the professionalism.
“BOPI will approve all sport tournaments as long as it could refer to the rules of professionalism, moreover if it is for a long term,” Nugroho said. (Alexander Loen/rom)
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