Rely on Ecotourism, Yokiwa and Puay Villages in Jayapura Welcome PON of Papua – The people of Yokiwa and Puay Villages have prepared to welcome the Papua National Sports Week (PON) XX. One of the things that has been done is the seting of tourism spots in Yokiwa and Puay Villages.

“We received assistance for tracking development from the Papua Province Forestry and Environment Service,” said the Head of Yokiwa Village, Rudi Awoitauw, Thursday, August 12, 2021.

Rudi explained that the tourist area was set up by building a 240 meter trajectory. Currently, the building has been completed and is just waiting for the handover from the Papuan provincial government.

“The Forestry and Environment Service of Papua Province has built a trajectory on the edge of the Jaifuri River, then they also built a pedestrian bridge, including a tower,” he explained.

Not only that, to add to the excitement during the visit of PON guests, the two villages have prepared the Isosolo dance and several other local dances.

“Including the equipment needed to meet culinary supply at the time of PON. This village also has vehicle of rafting rides, the facilities already exist. So we are ready to enliven PON,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the Head of the Forestry and Environment Service for Papua Province, Yan Yap Ormuseray, said that the ecotourism-based regional setting program is to support increasing the economic income of the local community.

“The facilities that have been built by the Papuan provincial government are not only used during the PON event, but must also be managed properly for long-term needs,” he said.

He said that in the near future the facilities that had been built would be handed over to the Jayapura Regency Government and the local community. “Hopefully these facilities can be managed properly to increase the economic income of local communities,” he explained.

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