Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) - The Papua Sports and Youth Affairs Office has established a team tasked with management, maintenance, and security of the arenas after Papua's National Games (PON) and National Paralympic Week 2021 (Peparnas) come to a close.

"In order to nurture sustainability of the venues built for PON and Peparnas, the Papua office, with very limited capabilities, has formed the venue management team," Acting Head of the Papua Province Sports and Youth Affairs Office Alexander Kapisa said as reported on Infopublik in Jayapura on Tuesday.

Kapisa remarked that the team will handle aspects pertaining to the management, maintenance, and safety of the sports venues.

According to Kapisa, the arena management team comprises 47 personnel in charge at various locations, such as the Istora Papua Bangkit, Lukas Enembe Stadium, Aquatic, Shooting, Hockey, and Cricket, as well as several other arenas.

Kapisa is optimistic that with the establishment of the team, all arenas that have been built would be utilized in accordance with the purpose and regulations.

Some 31 arenas are used to support the matches of 37 sports and 56 disciplines at the 20th PON.

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Nine arenas were readied by the central government, 13 by the Papua provincial government, six by the district government, and three arenas by private parties.

Earlier, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani had detailed the cost of implementing the 2021 PON XX Papua to be held until October 15.

According to Mulyani, state budget worth Rp10.43 trillion was spent on the event.

The costs for preparations and implementation of the PON XX in Papua were covered by the state budget for the 2018-2021 period.

Mulyani noted that funding disbursement for PON XX Papua was conducted through various schemes, including transfers to the Papua provincial budget and direct expenditure of ministries and institutions.

In the Papua provincial budget, the financing was channeled through the Infrastructure Supplementary Fund (DTI) scheme, Special Autonomy Fund (Otsus), Revenue Sharing Fund (DBH), and Special Allocation Fund (DAK).

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