Pacific Games Village Final Stage

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

PORT MORESBY, 07 APRIL 2015 (PNG LOOP) ---The Pacific Games Village that will house 4,000 athletes and officials is nearing completion.

 The ten blocks structure, located at the University of Papua New Guinea, consists of three levels each with 110 standard bedrooms and two mini suites.

Venue infrastructure and equipment committee chief executive officer Paul Stangroom confirmed that the block structures had all been completed.

Stangroom said the biggest task now is the landscaping, joinery and roads with electricity connected last week to allow for the testing of lights and power point switches.

The cabinet installation including desks and wardrobes for each room is close to 60 percent done while the landscaping is going well and is halfway completed.

Stangroom said 4, 000 beds had arrived and would be moved into the 110 standard bedrooms by the second week of April with 5-6 beds to a room.

The road works into the Games Village will start on April 22 and will take three weeks to complete.

 The facility features free Wi-Fi for internet access, coffee kiosks to provide tea and snacks for the athletes, common rooms, bathrooms, toilets and laundry facilities.

It includes a hall which will cater for 1000 people at a time for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The K309 million (US$117 million) infrastructure package will be handed over to the Games Organising Committee by May 31 with a “soft opening’’ expected on June 25. GOC should start moving athletes into the village by July 1.

The Games Village will be handed over to UPNG after the Games to accommodate its students....PACNEWS