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Construction preparations for 2023 Pacific Games sport facilities on track

NHA Executive Director Chris Nieng

Preparations for the constructions of the 2023 Pacific Games sport facilities are currently on schedule.

National Hosting Authority (NHA) Executive Director Chris Nieng said, site clearances should be done by 31st March.

He added, all preparatory work has been completed.

“The NHA, PRC and Indonesia have set all preparatory work last year. Implementation of what has been agreed will be implemented this year. Despite the current covid-19 situation in the country, we are confident that the facilities will be completed before the games,” Mr Nieng said.

One of the main components of NHA’s preparation is the construction work on several national stadiums funded by the People’s Republic of China.

Mr Nieng said, the projects are the national stadium, aquatic center, tennis courts, two story building which includes a food court and a 1,200 square kilometer office space to be used by the federations, a secondary stadium, hockey field and a multipurpose hall.

Mr Nieng assured the public that all building designs have met the country’s building standards.

Central-South Architectural Design Institute is the approved designer for the stadiums.
An agreement has also been made by NHA and the owner of the DC Park to lease the land and use it for water sports.

“We have reached an agreement with DC Park to lease their land as a home for water sports. There will be a storage area there and an administration building which is also part of the agreement,” Mr Nieng said.

The national beach soccer team is using the court in preparations for the Oceania beach soccer world cup qualifiers.

By Sharon Nanau

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