Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has conveyed his gratitude to the Prime Minister and people of Papua New Guinea for its K40 million assistance towards hosting the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara.
The pledge was further reiterated during talks between the two leaders when they met in Honiara last week.
Solomon Islands will host the 2023 Games and it will be the first time for Solomon Islands to host the Pacific Games.
PNG has already set a very high standard when it hosted the 2015 Pacific Games.
“The infrastructures and world class facilities that you have ensured the 2015 Pacific Games in PNG was one of the best ever hosted. On the contrary we start from scratch,” Prime Minister Sogavare said.
Sogavare said Honiara has no existing infrastructure that can host the games and the Government is reliant on partnerships with countries and donors to assist in building proper facilities to host and deliver the games in 2023.
“On this note, on behalf of the government and the people of Solomon Islands, I wish to convey my sincere thanks and gratitude to the government of Papua New Guinea for your pledge to provide K$40m towards the Games facilities,” Sogavare said.
This support will greatly assist the National Hosting Authority for the 2023 Pacific Games build critical sports facilities required to successfully host the 2023 Pacific Games.