CCECC Awarded contract to build 2023 Pacific Games Stadium

CCECC Awarded contract to build 2023 Pacific Games Stadium

By Douglas Saefoa

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has successfully been awarded the contract to construct the 2023 Pacific Games Stadium Project.

Construction is expected to start in May this year (2021), straight after the groundbreaking ceremony on the 5th of May 2021.

The venues include a new $53 million 10,000-capacity National Stadium, with 1,000 VIP seats, and six other facilities. A six-court tennis facility is expected to be another landmark project. 1200 square meter office building and food court, secondary stadium (standard football field with running track to be delivered in December 2021), 5 a side artificial hockey field and 90m x 50m MP Hall.

It is claimed preparations for the 2023 Pacific Games, along with other infrastructure projects, would inject nearly $8 billion in new investments into the Solomon Islands over the next four years.

PRC established relations with SI in September 2019 and within 2 months, began considering funding of the project.

On the 4th of December 2019, PRC and Solomon Islands Government agreed for a Feasibility study team from China to come and investigate the Solomon Islands requirements for 2023 Pacific Games.

On December 2020, the final plans for the facilities was approved and PRC sent out an invitation to bidders for the construction on the National Stadium. The domestic bidding process was done in China.

Early this year, all bids were evaluated and this week CCECC was announced as the successful bidder.

The official announcement was made by the People's Republic of China Ambassador to Solomon Islands H.E Le Ming in Honiara.

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