The Government of People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Solomon Islands Government (SIG) signed the implementation agreement in September 2021. This is for PRC to fund a Two Hundred and Sixteen room Games Village for Sol2023 and will be gifted to SINU as its dormitory to accommodate the university students.
Jiangsu Provincial Construction (JPC) firm was awarded the contract by PRC to design and build the 2023 Pacific Games Village Project. Its engineers have come into the country in February 2022 and had completed the preliminary design.
The NHA’s Project Manager on behalf of the National Hosting Authority (NHA) and Games Facilities Committee (GFC) have accepted the preliminary design in a signing ceremony between the Jiangsu Provincial Construction (JPC) and NHA with SINU Property Manager present, JPC will now proceed to complete the detailed construction design for construction to commence around mid-May 2022 and is expected to be completed in 17 months. UXO works plus other site preparatory ground works are currently being carried out at the two construction sites at SINU Kukum Campus.
JPC will construct three new dormitory buildings that will house up to 900 athletes and officials during Sol2023 Pacific Games. The new dormitories are built for Solomon Islands National University (SINU) but will be repurposed for Sol2023 Pacific Games as games village during the games in November 2023. This is another NHA driven project that is funded by the People’s Republic of China Government for the 2023 Pacific Games Village that will leave a legacy for the Solomon Islands National University.