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International Standard Sports Complex Constructed in Timika

02 September 2013   |   CSR News

In the near future Mimika Regency will have an international standard facilities sports complex. Governor of Papua Lukas Enembe with Head of Mimika regent H. Abdul Muis and President Director of PT Freeport Indonesia Rozik B Soetjipto planted the first stone of Mimika Sport Complex building at the Caritas Road, Unit Residential (SP - 2) Kampung Timika Jaya, Mimika Baru District, on Monday (2/9).

Mimika Sport Complex will be built on an area of 25 acres owned by Mimika district government. Construction of this covered building provides arenas for badminton, basketball and athletics and is designed to accommodate 4000 spectators and 75 VIP spectators complete with stores facilities. In addition there will be an open area for for 950 spectators equipped with short-range and medium-sized international standard running lanes. The complex is also equipped with two dormitories for athletes that can accommodate up to 100 people as well as a special building with fitness room.

Rozik B Soetjipto in his press conference shortly after doing the groundbreaking hopes that with the construction of the Mimika Sport Complex will be the a starting point for the birth of athletes and a Mimika Regency of Papua particularly athletes who excel at the national level. "Construction of this facility is in the context of sports coaching. It is inline with plan for 10th National Sports Week (PON XX) in 2020 will be held in Papua , and for PTFI this is part of CSR programs , this is our social responsibility to the community together with local governments," said Rozik.

"Mimika Sport Complex will be the second building after the Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta, is not measured by the size of the field, but on the international standard facilities that it will have, especially in athletics, "Rozik added. Mimika Sport Complex building process will be supervised by a consultant of the Athletics Association of Indonesia, and is expected to be completed in 18 months, costing about 25 million U.S. dollars or about Rp. 250 billion.

According to Richard Mohr, the leader of the project, " Mimika Sport Complex was built at the request of the Mimika district government to Freeport to build adequate sports facilities for local residents and communities in Papua, gym design is well adapted to the local culture and are presented and published in the Asian Architectural magazine, the construction work will be carried out if three reputable contractors and the best in Indonesia, " he explained.

Papua Governor Lukas Enembe on this occasion expressed appreciation and gratitude to PTFI who have been willing to help the people of Mimika in particular and Papuans in general on the development of a complete sports facilities with international standard facilities. Lukas also explained, "Today will be a historic moment for the people and communities in Papua especially for Mimika with the groundbreaking for the Sport Complex, because it will be the second building of international standard sports facilities of after Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta”. He hopes that with the establishment of the Mimika Sport Complex can encourage the growth and development sports in the Mimika district of Papua.

"In the world of sports we are pursuing an achievement and also prestige, prestige is the dignity of the nation that must be upheld by the world of sports in this regard is the dignity of the people of Papua. In addition to art and culture, the dignity of Papuans can be upheld through achievements in the world of sports," Lukas added. “therefore on behalf of Papuan,I would like to thank you PT Freeport Indonesia, who is willing to build this sports center," said Lukas.

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