China’s ambassador to the Solomon Islands, Li Ming, announced CCECC’s appointment at a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office in Honiara on 24 March (From the Pacific Games Secretariat’s Facebook account)

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Chinese firm CCECC to build seven facilities for 2023 Pacific Games in Solomon Islands

29 March 2021 | By GCR Staff | 0 Comments

China has given China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) the contract to build seven sport facilities in the Solomon Islands for the 2023 Pacific Games.

The facilities including a new national stadium and an aquatic centre are being funded by China after the government of the Solomon Islands switched recognition from Taiwan to China in 2019.

CCECC will also build a six-court tennis centre, a full-sized training track and field with football and rugby pitch, a multi-purpose hall and an office building, reports local newspaper The Island Sun

Work is scheduled to begin in May, with the facilities due to be handed over on 31 May 2023

China’s ambassador to the Solomon Islands, Li Ming (pictured above), announced CCECC’s appointment at a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office in Honiara on 24 March.

The facilities including a new national stadium and an aquatic centre (From the Pacific Games Secretariat’s Facebook account)

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, said: “Allow me first to convey my sincere gratitude to the Government of the People’s Republic of China for their wisdom in selecting a successful company that already has a footprint in Solomon Islands as its contractor for this ground-breaking project.”

The prime minister said the government, through the National Hosting Authority, would do all it could to expedite construction.

CCECC’s engineers were expected to arrive on 11 April.

Top image: China’s ambassador to the Solomon Islands, Li Ming, announced CCECC’s appointment at a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office in Honiara on 24 March (From the Pacific Games Secretariat’s Facebook account)