Our next duty is to maintain and use the venues well.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated seven venues of the 20th National Sports Week (PON) in Papua by signing inscriptions at the Papua Bangkit sport arena on Saturday.

"Our next duty is to maintain and use the venues well. I do not want the facilities been built according to international standards by using an enormous budget to be deserted, unmaintained, and damaged," he emphasized.

The details of the venues are described below.

1. Istora Papua Bangkit

Located in Harapan Village, East Sentani Sub-district, Jayapura District, Papua Province, the work to construct the venue took place between November 2018 and September 2020.

The 7,740-square-meter building has a capacity of 3,148 tribune seats.

The sports arena holds three records acknowledged by the Indonesian Record Museum for installing the longest textile duct ring, the widest dome roof without bolts, as well as the longest curved steel roof.

2. Aquatic Arena

The water sports arena was built at the same location as the sports palace, with an area of 17,783 square meters and 1,500 tribune seats.

The aquatic venue has been licensed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) or the International Swimming Federation.

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3. Archery Arena

Another venue at Harapan Village is the archery venue. Its construction began in February 2020 and ended in July 2021.

The total area of the venue reaches 33,600 square meters, with a competition area of 10 thousand square meters.

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4. Cricket Arena

The arena is located at Doyo Baru Village, Waibu Sub-district, Jayapura District. It was built from December 2018 to August 2020 on a land spanning 2,669 square meters, with a capacity to accommodate 1,657 spectators.

5. Indoor and Outdoor Hockey Arena

The venue was constructed at the same location and time as the cricket arena.

The indoor hockey arena is located on a land spanning 7,425 square meters, with a capacity of 1,900 spectators, while the outdoor one, measuring an area of 2,128 square meters, can host 1,250 spectators.

6. Roller Skate Arena

Located at the Waena Campground, Abepura Sub-district, Jayapura City, the work to build the venue commenced in February 2020 and was completed in July 2021.

The venue has a total area of 19,800 square meters, with a competition area of 5,320 square meters. The rink has been certified by the international federation of roller skating World Skate.

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7. Rowing Arena

The arena, constructed during the period from February 2020 to August 2021, is located at Youtefa Bay, Jayapura City. It has a 19,771-square meter reclamation area, with a track area of 1.7 hectares.

The PON XX Papua was opened at the Lukas Enembe Stadium, Jayapura District, on Saturday afternoon. Some 37 sports will be contested at the national sporting event in which 7,039 athletes are participating.

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