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Financial concerns linger over 2023 Pacific Games

PM Sogavare inspects Pacific Games 2023 venue construction. Photo:Sol2023 XVII Pacific Games
PM Sogavare inspects Pacific Games 2023 venue construction. Photo: Sol2023 XVII Pacific Games

By Dionisia Tabureguci

The 2023 Pacific Games is on track for its November 2023 opening despite the costly aftermath of the riots in Solomon Islands. However concerns have been raised about the added pressure it now puts on the host nation's public purse.   

Peter Stewart, CEO of the 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands told Islands Business the game facilities were spared from the recent riots and organisers are optimistic of their timely completion.

 "While the damage… to certain localised areas of shops and businesses in Honiara was severe, most of the city was unaffected and none of the Games venues were damaged," Stewart said.

“Progress . . .

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