Watching the Papuan UMKM Awakening during the PON XX Event – The implementation of the National Sports Week (PON) XX has had a socio-economic impact on the Papuan people. During the implementation of the event, not a few business actors or UMKM opened stalls selling various souvenirs or typical Papuan cuisines along the sports area and venue.

“We can see that there are stalls opened by indigenous Papuans who sell Noken, merchandise and so on,” said Head of the Regional Office of the Directorate General of State Assets, Ministry of Finance for the Papua, West Papua and Maluku regions, Nicodemus Sigit at a press conference, Jakarta, Friday. (8/10).

Besides, during the implementation of PON XX Papua, many festivals were held to enliven national sports competitions. For example, the Papua Noken Festival on October 2-15, 2021 at Taman Imbi, Jayapura City, and the Papua Coffee Festival on October 3-9 2021 at Taman Mesran, Jayapura City.

Not only that, there are many UMKM traders selling around the sports arena. Starting from selling food to drinks.

“During the implementation of the PON XX, many UMKM traders were found in the area around the venue, both for food and drinks as well as souvenirs,” said Niko.

Bank Indonesia estimates that the PON XX will boost Papua’s Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) by Rp 1.2 trillion. Based on this percentage, it will increase 0.7 percent to 1.1 percent over the constant price or ADHK 2020.

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The sector that had a large increase was the construction sector which reached Rp 851.88 billion or 4.2 percent – 5 percent. Other sectors that will experience an increase are information and communication with an increase of Rp 107 billion or 1.3 percent 2.1 percent compared to last year.

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