He urged the drivers to serve the contingents with warm hospitality.
"The slogan 'Torang Bisa' means that there are thoughts and movements that are consistently performed," Sumadi remarked, according to the official PON website, accessed from here on Saturday.
According to the minister, the slogan can be applied to people who provide good service to all sports guests from all over Indonesia.
He then asked PON XX bus drivers to serve with all their heart and pride, saying they were contributing to the national multi-sport event.
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"I am also proud to serve. (You have been) driving this bus to serve athletes who come here. Happy working. What you do will be reciprocated by God," he added.
Meanwhile, head of the Papua Transportation Office, Recky Ambrauw, said the Transportation Minister's visit to the bus depot made the bus drivers, who have begun taking the contingents to the venues, feel appreciated.
"It is an incredible honor as he gave us a positive response. We are greatly motivated and we will serve according to our duties and functions in the field of transportation," Ambrauw remarked.
The Transportation Ministry is responsible for paying stipends to the bus drivers, he said adding, they will be paid in the near future.
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The bus facility provided by the Ministry of Transportation and the drivers has aided the implementation of PON XX, especially in terms of transportation, he said.
"These buses facilitate transportation, although we understand there are some flaws," he added.
Out of the 428 buses deployed for PON XX, 217 are microbus units, he informed. Furthermore, Papua's National Paralympic Week XVI, in terms of transportation, will be facilitated by all Papuan indigenous drivers, he added.
The Papua Transportation Office has recruited 261 indigenous drivers, including backup drivers, he said.
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