JAKARTA - Organizing a large-scale event at the level of the National Sports Week (PON) is not only a matter of venue infrastructure readiness. But other supporting things, should not be ignored. Such as providing clean water.

Imagine what it would be like if the PON in Papua had a problem of lack of clean water. So if the clean water runs smoothly, everything feels good. However, once these essential factors are blocked, their effects often extend to other things.

This is also the concern of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR). Various clean water facilities and infrastructure to support the provision of drinking water for the XX PON venue in Papua Province have been completed.

In accordance with the mandate of Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No. 10 of 2017 and Presidential Instruction No. 1 of 2020, the Ministry of PUPR through the Directorate General (Ditjen) of Cipta Karya built 7 sports arenas to support PON Papua.

The seven venues built are the Aquatic and Papua Bangkit arenas in Harapan Village, East Sentani District and the Cricket and Hockey Fields arena (Indoor and Outdoor) in Doyo Baru Village, Waibu District as well as 3 additional venues, namely the Skate, Rowing and Archery arenas.

PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said that the availability of water was needed in addition to drinking water needs in every sports arena, as well as for venue maintenance, such as watering the hockey field.

"I ask for the availability of this water to be considered, it can be maximized according to needs," said Minister Basuki while reviewing the Hockey venue in Doyo Baru Village, Papua, some time ago as quoted from the official website of the Ministry of PUPR, Monday, October 11.

Support for the provision of drinking water for Aquatic venues in the form of construction of a deep well with a capacity of 2.5 liters/second equipped with a water pump, 1 unit of water tank with a capacity of 10 m3 for 500 people, 1 unit of recycling tank with a capacity of 5 m3 and 3 units of water heater capacity of 300 liters. Furthermore, Istora Papua Bangkit is a deep well equipped with a water pump and a Ground Water Tank (GWT) with a capacity of 50 m3.

For Cricket and Hockey venues (Outdoor and Indoor) in the form of construction of wells with a capacity of 2.5 liters/second equipped with a water pump and GWT each with a capacity of 55 m3 for Cricket venues, 75 m3 for Outdoor Hockey, and 72 m3 for Indoor Hockey. The sports area of Kampung Doyo Baru is also equipped with a water tower with a capacity of 5 m3, Indoor Hockey with a capacity of 10 m3 and 2 units of Outdoor Hockey with a capacity of 4 m3 each.

Roller Skate Arena in the form of support for drinking water facilities and infrastructure for PDAM with transfer pump and booster capacity of 8 liters/second and GWT capacity of 171 m3. Furthermore, the provision of clean water for the Archery venue uses a water tank car and GWT with a capacity of 30 m3, a jet pump with a capacity of 0.5 liters/second, and a toren. Lastly, the provision of drinking water for the Dayung venue in the form of a tank car equipped with a water toren with a capacity of 16 m3 which is channeled through transfer pumps and booster pumps.

In addition to providing clean water, the PUPR Ministry has also completed a work package for the construction of a drainage system and sanitation infrastructure. The contract value for drainage construction is IDR4.7 billion as an integral part of flood control to avoid inundation and extend the service life of connecting roads and sports arenas. For the sanitation system, the budget is IDR 6.2 billion in the form of construction of permanent toilets and mobile toilets as well as faecal vehicles.

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