BI Papua: PON Shoves GRDP More than Rp. 950 Billion – The Bank Indonesia Representative Office for Papua Province estimates that the XX National Sports Week (PON) in Cenderawasih Earth will bring an increase in GRDP of Rp. 950 billion to Rp. 1.5 trillion or 0.7 to 1.10 percent based on the 2020 ADHK.

A Head of the Bank Indonesia Representative Office for Papua Province, Naek Tigor Sinaga, said the sector that experienced the largest increase was the construction sector with an increase of Rp. 778 billion to Rp. 926 billion or 4.2 to 5.0 percent.

“The impact of PON is directly felt by business actors and the general public,” he said, Sunday, October 24, 2021.

According to Tigor, the large-scale and retail trade sector had a direct impact as reflected in the rise in the Consumer Confidence Index to a level of 142, up from 124 in the second quarter of 2021.

“Furthermore, UMKM participating in PON XX are predicted to experience an increase in revenue of up to 60 percent,” he said.

He explained that the trade sector is predicted to increase by Rp. 52 billion-Rp. 105 billion, while the transportation and warehousing sector is estimated to increase by Rp. 71 billion-Rp. 110 billion or 1.94 percent (yoy) in 2021, driven by an increase in the quantity and price of airline tickets.

“The XX 2021 PON has been successfully implemented by the Papua Province, this has had a significant impact and has become a driver of economic recovery in the non-mining sector in Papua,” he said.

He added that with the support of better handling of COVID-19, it would be the key to further Papua’s economic recovery.

For this reason, efforts to increase vaccination, sustainable socialization, increasing of public awareness, and good handling of Covid-19 cases, need to be maintained with the support of the implementation of the 6M protocol (Wearing masks, Washing hands with soap in running water, Keeping a distance, Staying away from crowds, Reduce mobility, and maintain a healthy diet).

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