THE Government of the Republic of Korea on Tuesday handed over to the Solomon Islands Government 5 vehicles to support the National Hosting Authority’s logistic in preparation to host the Pacific Games, 2023.
The Hyundai Tucson SUVs are received on behalf of the Government by the National Hosting Authority Chair and Secretary to Prime Minister, Dr Jimmie Rodgers.
The National Hosting Authority Chair, while receiving the vehicles, stated, as part of preparations towards the Pacific Games 2023, the Government has made an outreach to our development partners including the Republic of Korea.
He said, the Republic of Korea is providing an integral component of the Games in terms of logistical support.
“These five vehicles initiate the first part of the support from ROK. We anticipate additional vehicles including buses in the lead up to the games,” said the NHA Chair.
The NHA Chair states, the 4th Korea – Pacific Islands Foreign Ministers Meeting, called for deepened cooperation at the bilateral, regional and international level due to the devastating health and socio-economic impacts of the global pandemic.
“Today’s occasion enunciates the consensus and commitment by ROK. Nationally, ROK continues to support Solomon Islands in the education, health, forestry and renewable energy sectors of the country,” Dr. Rodgers said yesterday.
The NHA chair has asked the Resident Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea, Mr Durk Kee Kim to convey to the government of the Republic of Korea our sincere appreciation for the donation of the 5 Hyundai Tucson SUVs.
Handing over the vehicles, Resident Consular; Mr Durk Kee Kim (delivering the remarks on behalf of Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Ho-jueng Kang) said, the donation from his government aims to support Solomon Islands host the 2023 Pacific Games.
“Our two countries have enjoyed over 40 years of amicable relations since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1978. I hope that this token of friendship will help deepen and strengthen our bond further in the future,” Consular Kee said.
The donation is a timely boost for the National Hosting Authority and the Solomon Islands Government as the country enters the final 21 months of preparation to host the region’s biggest sporting event next year.
The vehicles initiate the starting of NHAs fleet of vehicles to support the PG2023 games.
The Sol2023 Pacific Games in Honiara will be from November 19th to December 2nd, 2023.