No specific funding for sports facility upgrade in PNG
13 March, 2019, 5:30 pm
There has been no specific funding allocation to sport facility upgrade, according to PNG Sports Foundation executive director’s office.
The office was responding to queries sent to the director’s office that revealed there had been no specific funding upgrade however under the leadership of the new board chairman (Ian Chow) discussions and solutions are being deliberated on and the appointment of commissioner Nathaniel Ho is the first step towards managing these sports facilities.
“Mr Ho will work closely with the chief operating officer David Aua to provide recommendations to the board on how these facilities will be used and maintained going forward.”
According to director’s office, an earlier tour of facilities by Chow, who is the newly appointed chairman, saw him personally visiting and taking notes of the conditions of each facility.
The office also made assurance that moving forward as an organisation, these changes, costs, maintenance and other matters will be addressed.
The western end in-complete construction phase of the Sir Hubert Murray is under the carriage of the National Capital District Commission.
“NCDC have taken carriage of fulfilling the state’s obligation with the developer under the Private Public Partnership (PPP).”
The national government through the Ministry of National Planning presented the Public Investment Program (2019-2023) Volume 3 (Part B) document at the 2019 National Budget which includes venue upgrading and foreign investments on sports facilities.
The document spells out under Part B: Development Budgets for PIP mainly on project venue upgrading and foreign investments on sports facilities to be at K3,000 for year 2019.
It is understood that the PNG Sports Foundation will sustain the project under the venue management division through the internal revenue generation and recurrent budget