Jayapura, 17/6 (Jubi) – The ambassador of friend countries expressed their readiness to attend the 8th Sentani Lake Festival (FDS) that would be held on 19 June.
The Ambassadors of India, Lebanon, Croatia and Palestine have confirmed their participation in the annual event, the Papua Police Chief, the Inspector General Police Tito Karnavian.
“We will provide the special guard for them. Papua Police will also participate in the FDS including canoeing along the lakeside during the event, especially in the opening ceremony,” said the Chief on Tuesday (17/6).
He further said since the festival is part of the public and national agenda, it would definitely take attention of many visitors both from inside and outside Papua. Therefore the Papua Police must provide the safeguards.
“We are preparing 537 personnel consisting of the Local Police with the support from the Papua Police and Military, but their number might be increased to 600 personnel in the opening ceremony. But it would be reduced during the activities and increased in the closing ceremony,” he said.
Beside the security around the festival’s location, the Papua Police would also assign its officers to guard at the airport and the hotel where the participants stay. The officers will dress the modified uniform to respect the local wisdom. “It’s the traditional party and we will participate as well as to guard the party,” said the Chief.
The Sentani Lake Festival is planning to be part of the Raja Ampat Sail Festival but the last event is postponed till 22 August due to the readiness of venue. So the FDS is becoming a single event but still included in the national agenda and expected the number of participants. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)