Pacific Games Council remains confident that the Games will proceed as scheduled

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pac gamesThe President of the Pacific Games Council (PCG)l, Vidhya Lakhan, accompanied by PGC Executive Director, Andrew Minogue, are visiting Port Moresby this week to assess the state of preparations for the 2015 Pacific Games. On Monday, the PGC President and Executive Director attended the Pacific Games Authority meeting, chaired by Kostas Constantinou, which was preceded by a comprehensive tour of all of the main Games venues.  Since then, follow up meetings were held with representatives of the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games Organising Committee (GOC), the Venues, Infrastructure and Equipment Committee (VIEC), and the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee. During President Lakhan’s last visit in November, he urged stakeholders to redouble efforts to get the venues finished in sufficient time before the Games to allow the GOC to take possession of the venues, test them, and install the necessary overlay, technology and other services needed to deliver successful competitions. Specifically, the PGC requested that a process be implemented where the VIEC’s venue delivery timelines be fully integrated with the GOC’s needs to take possession of the venues with sufficient time to deliver the Games successfully. Read more.