In an official statement released on Friday, he said that Mimika district, as one of the four cluster locations for Papua PON, possesses international-standard arenas such as the Mimika Sport Complex.
During the XX Papua PON 2021 monitoring and evaluation meeting at the Red Top Hotel, Jakarta, he urged Mimika to create a plan so that the facilities can be used to produce quality athletes.
One of the suggestions he made was to have Mimika routinely hold world-class events.
"I hope to see the birth of world-class athletes from the arenas that were used during Papua PON," he remarked.
Norman also lauded the determination of the organizing committee for making the 20th installment of the biggest sports event in Indonesia a success.
"I express my gratitude over all of your support which certainly came with many sacrifices," he said.
During the event, an official from the Mimika XX PON organizers' committee, Cessar Avianto Tunya, expressed his gratitude and lauded central KONI for its support throughout the event.
This support included holding the XX Papua PON 2021 monitoring and evaluation meeting from December 3–4, 2021, he said.
"All of this is a part of a collaboration from the committee for holding PON in Papua. During this opportunity, I would like to say that the goals of this activity are monitoring and evaluation," he remarked.
The XX PON was held in Papua from October 2 to October 13, 2021. Athletes from 34 provinces of Indonesia competed in 37 sports disciplines at the event.
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