Papua PON: Ministry, local govt prepare facilities for media persons

Papua PON: Ministry, local govt prepare facilities for media persons

An official enters the XX Papua National Sports Week (PON) media center in Mimika district on September 27, 2021. (ANTARA/Michael Siahaan/uyu)

The equipment provided at the media center is quite complete to accommodate the needs of the journalists.
Mimika, Papua (ANTARA) - The Communication and Informatics Ministry and the Mimika district government are coordinating the provision of work and refreshment facilities for reporters covering XX Papua National Sports Week (PON), an official has said.

"The equipment provided at the (Mimika) media center is quite complete to accommodate the needs of the journalists. The facility is managed by the Ministry's Communications and Informatics Office in Mimika district, as well as the public relations protocol bureau of the Mimika district Secretariat," deputy coordinator of the XX Papua PON media center for Mimika district, Indri Aprilia, told Antara here on Monday.

Meanwhile, project manager of the media center, Yuri Maulana, informed that the facility has workstations for 35-40 people and is equipped with 10 computers with an Internet connection speed of up to 300 megabytes per second (Mbps) and a color printer.

The workspace also features three large liquid-crystal display (LCD) screens that will show the latest information on match results, standings, as well as live broadcasts from the match arena, he said.

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Moreover, the media center also has a press conference room, which can accommodate 20-30 people, and an interview corner, he added.

Meanwhile, regarding refreshments, the committee has prepared six free massage chairs as well as free beverages for all reporters, Maulana said.

"There are four meal times. The first one will be a coffee break at 10 a.m. Eastern Indonesia Standard Time (WIT) followed by lunch at 12 p.m. WIT. The second coffee break will take place at 3 p.m. WIT, while dinner will be at 6 p.m. WIT," the project manager said.

In addition, since XX Papua PON is being held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the facility will apply strict health protocols, he added. A health room also has been prepared in case any visitors fall sick, he disclosed.

The media center will remain open from 9 a.m. WIT to 9 p.m. WIT every day during the XX Papua PON.

The XX Papua PON Mimika district cluster will host 12 sports comprising gliding, futsal, rock climbing, 5X5 basketball, skydiving, judo, billiards, aeromodelling, athletics, handball, 3X3 basketball, as well as tarung derajat—a Sundanese martial art.

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