The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has commended Solomon Islands for the progress made in its preparations for next year’s Sol2023 Pacific Games.
PGC President, Vidhya Lakhan and CEO, Andrew Minogue briefly visited the country this week to assess the state and development of all Games venues from Saint Joseph’s Tenaru right down to Lawson Tama.
President Lakhan said that having visited all Games venues, and after series of meetings and consultations with the Government and Games Organizers – he is convinced preparations for Sol2023 Pacific Games are on track.
“We are very, very happy with the progress being made. In fact, all the venues that we visited – there is considerable progresses being made. All the venues are on track and should be read by 31st of May, 2023,” President Lakhan said.
NHA (National Hosting Authority) Chair and Secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr Jimmy Rodgers announced at a press conference yesterday that they have secured funding for facilities required at next year’s Games.
“We have secured funding for 107 facilities required for the Games. We are confident that we will have all the facilities ready before the Games.”
Dr Rodgers thanked President Lakhan and Mr Minogue for their timely visit, whilst also assuring the PGA of the Solomon Islands governments’ commitment to ensuring that the Sol2023 Pacific Games is the “Best Games Ever.”
In their weeklong stay in Honiara, President Lakhan and Mr Minogue also had the opportunity to meet Solo, the Sol2023 Games mascot.
Source: Media Release