30 September 2016

Port Vila

 

Pacific Games Council (PGC) President, Vidhya Lakhan mo CEO Andrew Minogue oli bin kam long Port Vila long week ia (30th Septemba) blong attendim fas inaugural meeting blong Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Mini Games Authority mo Van2017 kems Oganising Committee Board.  Oli bin kat visit iko long Korman Stadium we construction I stap kohed long ol spots facilities wetim help blong Chinese Kavman.

 

Meeting long week ia I follim nomo  long last visit blong President Lakhan we I bin kam long Port

Vila long manis May from PGC General Assembly, meeting we oli holim long ples ia. Long time ia Prime Minister blong Republic blong Vanuatu, Hon. Charlot Salwai, I bin talemaut ublicly long general Assembly mo privetly long President Lakhan se Vanuatu Government hemi comitimim hem blong hositm 2017 Pacific Mini Games.

 

Since May kam kasem nawia I gat evident se I gat gudfala progress we I stap ko hed. Palamen I passem supplementary budget long June, we I providem operational expeses blong Van2017 ko kasem end blong yia ia. Wok blong Korman Stadium I stap kohed good mo oli bin assurim PGC se venue bai I komplit long October 2017  –  two manis befo kem I stat.

 

Van2017, through long Chairman Mark Stafford mo VASANOC, tedei I hairim one CEO we I sas, Clint Flood, blong takim ples blong late Joe Carlo.  Mr Flood I gat fulap experience long ol pas Pacific Games, mo wetim bigfala saccessful games long Port Moresby 2015, we hemi wok olsem Executive Manager blong Operations. Weim gudfala result mo wok blong hemia, nawia ol detel planning I stap muv good I go long foret blong games.

 

Ol bigfala jalenges, I stap yet.

 

Iven oli bin pasem budget blong VAN2017  long Parlemen long June,  gavman i no transferim funds ia yet iko long VAN2017 long stret time mo  regular basis, mo hemia istap putum bigfala risk blong VAN2017 blong successfully organisim games.

 

Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Mini Games Authority, we Minister blong Yuth Developmen mo Sport Hon. Jack Norris Jack Kalmet naw I chairim, hemi unanimously agree blong presentim proposals iko long Council of Minister, blong hemi fast-trackim; process blong funds blong oli save sotimaut ol problem quick taem olsem we I stap long Host Contract we government blong Vanuatu I bin signim wetim PGC mo VASANOC long September 2011 mo too long ol variation long agreement we oli signmim long 2nd December, 2015 we I setimaut overall budget blong games.

 

Host Contract I mandatim se VAN2017 I mas save blong  operate olsem one independen body mo automonous body, financially underwritten wetim support blong Vanuatu Government.

 

President Vidhya Lakahan i wantim talem bigfala“ tangkio blong hem iko long Minister blong Youth Developmen mo Spot Hon. Norris Jack Kalment mo Mark Stafford blong singautim inogural meetings blong VAN2017 Pacific Mini Games Authority mo Van2017 Games Organising Committee. Mi stap askim Minister blong capitalaise long success blong ol meetings ia mo ensurim se appropriatied budget blong VAN2017 oli mus makim I available quick time long VAN2017 through long Council blong ol Ministers, sapos no bambai ability blong Vanuatu I organaisim one successful 2017 Pacific Mini Games bambai I still stap long bigfala risk”

 

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