...God willing, the 2024/XXI Aceh-North Sumatra PON will become a memorable PON.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Chairperson of the National Sports Committee (KONI) Marciano Norman has said that he expects better preparations for the 2024/XXI Aceh-North Sumatra National Sports Week (PON) since there is still sufficient time for its implementation.

He made the statement while chairing a plenary meeting of the central executive board of KONI at the Central KONI Headquarters, Senayan, here on Thursday, according to information posted on the committee’s website.

The XXI PON is scheduled to be implemented from September 5–19, 2024.

"With this discretion, I expect for far better planning than the previous PON (in 2021). I am sure that with the experience you have (had in previous PON) and by bolstering our cooperation, God willing, the 2024/XXI Aceh-North Sumatra PON will become a memorable PON," Norman remarked.

He said that the “Launching and Countdown of the XXI PON” will be held on January 21, 2023, in Aceh province -- one day after the inauguration of the chairperson of Aceh provincial KONI, Abu Razak.

A similar event will also be held in Medan city, North Sumatra province, on January 22.

"Let's strengthen our collaboration to get the best (achievements). To optimize our performance, we must maintain the working pace in our environment. We have to improve the public’s trust toward KONI," the KONI chairperson remarked.

The KONI plenary meeting also discussed the preparations of the Indonesian contingent for the 2023 Cambodia SEA Games, which will be implemented from May 5–17, as well as the Hangzhou China Asian Games, which have been scheduled from September 23 to October 8.

The meeting also discussed the preparations for various multi-event tournaments that will be held by KONI.

The tournaments include Martial Arts Week, which is planned to be held in Solo city, Central Java province, in June, and Beach Sports Week, which will be held in December.

Furthermore, the implementation of the “2023 KONI National Working Meeting (Rakernas)” and the “National Sports Conference (Musornas)” was also discussed at the plenary meeting.

Head of organizational affairs at KONI Andrie Tardiwan Utama Soetarno proposed that the Rakernas be held in April and the Musornas in July.

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Translator: Arindra Meodia, Uyu Liman
Editor: Azis Kurmala
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