November 1, 2017 – Van2017 is officially taking over the management of the brand new, first class sporting venue, Korman Complex.

Director General in the Ministry of Youth and Sport, George Maeltoka, announced during the handing over ceremony of Korman complex that Van2017 will be taking control over the venue from November 1 to December 24, 2017.

CEO of Van2017 Clint Flood said the Games organisers were grateful to have the venues completed on time and handed over to Van2017 as agreed with approximately 30 days to go before the Opening Ceremonies on December 4.

“Van2017 now has a big job to put in place all the tents, cabins, signage, fencing, sports equipment and get all the food, security and other contractors mobilized on site.  We will be working 14 hours a day, 7 days a week for the next 30 days to put the finishing touches on the Games preparations at Korman, as well as the other sporting venues being used.”

In order to help get the venue ready, Van2017 has engaged more than a thousand (1000) people in the community as labour crews, security and cleaning crews.

On October 31, 462 security guards gathered at Korman for their final briefing from Van2017, after days of intensive trainings before getting into duty the next day.

Representing communities from all over the country, security guards both male and female were determined to provide the best service and hospitality to spectators, athletes and to anyone, to enjoy the Games.

“Your primary job is to be good ambassadors for the country, as well as for Van2017. I encourage you to work hard, be on time, follow the rules, and smile,” said Van2017 CEO

“Be the friendly hosts – you have to make sure that our athletes, families, friend and visitors from our neighbouring countries will enjoy the Games, and you too, I want you to enjoy your job!”

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