Games work on schedule: Minister

Normal, Sports

The National, Tuesday October 15th, 2013

 SPORTS and 2015 Pacific Games Minister Justin Tkatchenko says he is comfortable of progress of construction of Games venues.

Tkatchenko made the statement yesterday in a press conference, saying progress was well under way and everything was moving forward.

The Sir John Guise Stadium is under construction and Fletcher Morobe Construction Company has been given the task of refurbishing the multi-sport stadium before its completion in March, 2015, he said.

“Athletes and sporting codes are now struggling to secure sporting venues to train and prepare their athletes for the Pacific Games while construction is under way,” Tkatchenko said.

“The other stadium that will undergo construction is the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium at Konedobu.

“This stadium will be the home of touch rugby and rugby sevens and will have a seating capacity of 15,000.

“On that comes a bonus by construction company Curtain Brothers, which will be slotting in K40 million of their own to help with the Games venues upgrading,” he said.

He said China Railway and Curtain Brothers were working closely on the new Taurama Aquatic Centre.

“I am comfortable about where we stand. We need to keep pushing and never give up,” Tkatchenko said.