The National Government has compulsorily acquired sporting grounds for the 2015 Pacific Games andthe long term benefit of sports inthe country.
This was made known atthe conference bythe Minister for Sport and Pacific Games Justin Tkatchenko yesterday.
The decision came as all sports grounds needed to be protected and secured for the 2015 Pacific Games.
The compulsory Acquisition will ensure that all facilities will be governed bythPNG Sport Foundation. Minister Justin Tkatchenko was vocal onthe ownership ofthe sporting grounds.
“Allthe sporting codes and authorities that were onthese pieces of land were happy and contented thatthe land be compulsory acquired bythe state.
It was put under one title so that allthe portions and sections and lot numbers could not be sold off individually inthe future, said Tkatchenko.”
Major Sporting arenas that come under spotlight are Benisi Parade, Llyod Robson Oval and Sir John Guise Stadium just to name few.
2015 Pacific Games Venue,Infrastructure and Events Committee chairman Andrew Potter assured that all 2015 Pacific Games venues are picking up its pace undergoing major development.
PNG Sport Foundation will sub- lease all sporting grounds back tothe appropriate sporting bodies oncethe pacific Games are complete.