Port Moresby’s Pacific Games: the physical legacy Projects for the 2015 Pacific Games include: > The four-lane, K160 million Kookaburra flyover, stretching from Jacksons Airport to Sir John Guise Stadium in Waigani; > a K100 million extension to Jacksons International Airport > Re-building the Sir John Guise Precinct in Waigani into an outdoor international track and field stadium with spectator capacity for 15,000 > The Sir Hubert Murray Stadium (built in 1969 when PNG last hosted the Games) is being redeveloped by Curtain Bros into an 18,000-seat stadium > The Taurama Complex for swimming, volleyball, basketball and a variety of other indoor sports. Facilities include a stainless steel, Olympic-standard 50m competition pool;
‘Full APEC protocols and arrangements will be followed in preparing for this event that will cover delegate accommodation, meeting venues, hospitality and delegate safety and security.’ A number of APEC lead-up events will test Port Moresby’s readiness between now and 2018.
Convention centre The Forum itself will be held at a new National Convention Centre in Waigani, which is under construction as a gift
The Kookaburra Flyover under construction.
> A K190 million Games Village, which will afterwards be used as student accommodation by the University of PNG, to be built by China Railway Construction Engineering > A total of K800 million to improve the city’s roads.
from the Government of China at a cost of around $US30 million (K74.9 million). It will have a total sitting capacity of 1200, comprising a 700-seat conference hall, two medium and six small conference rooms, and office space for leaders. Another major project approved in time for the APEC Summit is the K1 billion relocation of the port of Port Moresby to nearby Motukea Island, paving the way for the redevelopment of the city’s foreshore.