The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has handed over the Sir Allan Boso Complex to the National Hosting Authority (NHA) as preparations for the Sol2023 Pacific Games goes into top gear.

This 2.7 hectare stretch of land will be developed as part of the 2023 Pacific Games Stadium Project to be constructed by PRC at the southern side of Prince Philip Highway and Western side of KGVI School.

The NHA says that in return the Solomon Islands Government will be giving SIFF just under half of the 6-hectare Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) farmland. The NHA says that it will be facilitating the design and construction of the new 2023 Pacific Games Football Training Centre.

It will be the new home of the Solomon Islands Football Federation. This football complex will cover an area of up to 3.9 hectares and the facilities will include;

• 2 standard sized football fields with their own changing rooms
• A beach soccer pitch
• A outdoor futsal court
• A two-level administration building
• A two-level dormitory building

The tender bids for the construction of the facilities is being processed by the National Hosting Authority and as soon as a contractor is identified, construction is expected to commence in order to deliver the Office facilities by July 2022. The costs of the project will be announced once assessment of the tender bids are finalized.

Construction is expected to commence mid-2021. It is hoped that fields can be delivered by end of the year.

MAL is only giving to NHA the farmland and retaining the livestock and other facilities. NHA and MAL had also reached an agreement for NHA to assist with issues related to farm relocation including initial set up of the Tenaru Field Experimental Station at a cost of around SBD$2 million.

This includes fencing of a 10 hectare land, 3 x staff houses, water, electricity, water irrigation systems, fertilizer shed, farm machinery shed, tool shed, and post-harvest.

Source: NHA Communications Unit