Vanuatu on target with Mini Games

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PACIFIC GAMES COUNCIL PRESIDENT:  Vidhya Lakhan.

PACIFIC GAMES COUNCIL PRESIDENT: Vidhya Lakhan. (Photo: File)

Pacific Games Council President Vidhya Lakhan and C.E.O. Andrew Minogue have conducted their final inspection visit to Port Vila, Vanuatu – the host of the 2017 Pacific Mini Games from 4-15 December.

President Lakhan attended a joint meeting of the VAN2017 Pacific Mini Games Authority, chaired by the Minister of Sport, the Hon. Seule Simeon MP, as well as the VAN2017 Games Organising Committee, chaired by Mr Mark Stafford. 

At this meeting final Games delivery plans and arrangements were discussed and approved.

Last evening, the President and C.E.O. attended a welcome reception at the new Korman Stadium complex which has been built by the Peoples’ Republic of China and will be formally handed to VAN2017 next week. The Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Joe Natuman MP, His Excellency the Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China, and the President of the host PGA (V.A.S.A.N.O.C.) Antoine Boudier were all in attendance.

President Lakhan also received a briefing from the CEO of VAN2017, Mr Clint Flood.

In comments to the local media at the final press conference, President Lakhan said: “I am very pleased with the state of preparations for the 10th Pacific Mini Games. All of the stakeholders have worked together well since my last visit in August to deliver the venues and operational plans.

The P.G.C. now expects Vanuatu will be ready to host a successful Game in December. On behalf of the P.G.C., I sincerely thank the Governments of Vanuatu and the Peoples’ Republic of China for the outstanding support they are providing to V.A.S.A.N.O.C. and VAN2017 to be able to host the 10th Pacific Mini Games”.

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