PNG deliver their bid to Host the 2015 Pacific Games

Friday, March 27, 2009

Courtesy of the PNG website.  www.oceaniasport.com/png

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) bid to host the 2015 Pacific Games was submitted on Sunday 22 March to the Secretary General of the Pacific Games Council (PGC) five days before the deadline.

The PGC Executive Director Andrew Minogue acknowledged receipt of same on Sunday.

Sir John Dawanincura Secretary General of PNG Sports Federation & Olympic Committee (PNGSFOC) and his Deputy Auvita Rapilla have confirmed receipt of our bid document by the other 21 countries as well as Executive Board members.

All of our stakeholders and or the representatives including PNGSFOC, PNG Sports Foundation, Office of the Prime Minister, Hon Dame Carol Kidu, Minister for Community Development & Sport, Hon Patrick Pruaitch Minister Treasury and Finance, Office of the Leader of the Opposition, Tourism Promotion Authority, National Capital District Commission, and the Police Commissioner worked tirelessly over the last two weeks to complete our submission.

The process involved wide consultation and outsourcing of certain segments of the bid (PricewaterhouseCoopers, John Tibbs & Associates, Tinroof and Moore Printing) to ensure we received some professional assistance to submit our bid well in advance of the due date Friday 27 March. Hard copies of PNG2015 Bid will be circulated by PNGSFOC President Sir Henry ToRobert and Sir John Dawanincura at the Oceania National Olympic Committees Annual General Assembly in Queenstown, New Zealand next week.

Thereafter we will have two opportunities to update our bid prior to the official presentation by a 10 member delegation - five members will be presenting while being backed up by the other five to answer questions on completion of presentation in Rarotonga, Cook Islands in September.

At this stage we are bidding against Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.

For more information please contact Mrs Auvita Rapilla on 325 1449, 323 011 or 325 1768