Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, said in an interview that the plans and design for a new High Performance Sports Centre has been finalised under the national budget, and will soon go on tender for building contractors to voice interest.
He said having a new sports performance facility in the country will help all elite athletes to train in Papua New Guinea, rather than going overseas to train.
This means sporting federations who are identifying potential talents from national events will go through the centre in the near future, for preparations for big sporting events both nationally and internationally.
The High Performance Sports Centre will be built within the same vicinity as the Sir John Guise Stadium and Indoor Sports Complex, in Waigani.
The construction of the new facility is said to cost K6 million to complete.