The total expense of the 7th edition of the PNG Games has been estimated at K36 million.
This was confirmed earlier today by PNG Sports Foundation’s Executive Director, Peter Tsiamalili Jnr.
Earlier this year, the PNG Sports Foundation announced the government’s backing of K10 million. All of which would cover infrastructural developments.
Since the deferral of the games, an additional K8 million has been spent, bringing the current cost to K18 million.
“So far close to K18 million has been spent with the infrastructure. The government itself, in terms of what was earmarked for the games is K10 million. We’ve exceeded that now,” said Tsiamalili Jnr.
“However, overall the budget for the games is K36 million, establishing everything that you need to get done for the games.”
Tsiamalili Jnr who had just returned from site inspections of all venues in Kimbe, has assured the Games are a go-ahead and will be a successful national event.
Through funding sourced from the National Government and NBPOL through the provincial government, West New Britain will become the first province in the New Guinea Islands, to boast an IAAF approved athletic track – allowing for bigger prospects, following the PNG Games.