The PNG Sports Foundation has acknowledged the support of the government and ministry of sports.
This comes of the back of a K20 million package that the foundation will be using in preparation for the PNG games in Lae, later on this year.
With the support of the O’Neil-Dion Government, the PNG Sports Foundation has invested K10 million into the refurbishment of the synthetic track, indoor complex, swimming pool, netball courts and amenities of the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium.
Peter Tsiamalili, the Acting Executive Director of the PNG Sports Foundation said, that with the funding, the organization is hopeful of the success of the games in Lae, and will use that experience as a warm-up for the 2015 Pacific Games.
The 2014 PNG Games is expected to attract more than 10,000 athletes and team officials from all 22 provinces, which is twice the number compared to the athletes and officials for the 2015 Pacific Games.
The executive director has also said, with the PNG games, the concept is to push for the development of not just Provincial Pride but national unity through participation.
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