Government committed to Sports Development in Solomon Islands
PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has visited the Solomon Islands Institute of Sports (SIIS) to witness first-hand the progress on the work of the first-ever dedicated investment to Sports Development in the Solomon Islands.
The Prime Minister was also accompanied by his Cabinet Ministers and other Government MPs.
Speaking during his brief visit, Prime Minister Sogavare said the facility will enhance the talents of local sportspeople in preparation for the 2023 Pacific Games.
“This facility will support 20 of the sporting events in which the country is participating in 2023..”
He said the facility will leave behind a legacy for sports development in the Solomon Islands.
Prime Minister Sogavare added, staffing to support our 2023 Pacific Games targets will be appointed soon.
He said the equipment list is being finalized and will be ordered shortly.
“Our journey to achieve at least 40 Gold Medals in 2023 starts here,” he said.
NHA is also planning to build a 2,000 square meter National Sports Haus that will host all the National Sports Federations after the Games – another first for the country.
“We will also have a 70-meter by 30 meters training field and a 4-6lane 60-meter sprint training track. We will also install a temporary swimming pool for conditioning training using a 40 feet container,” he said.
Counting down for the events, the country is 852 days away from the Games.
The Prime Minister also briefly visited the Futsal Stadium site, which the construction has already kicked off.
The $20 million Solomon islands dollars facility is fully funded by the Solomon Islands Government.