GOVERNMENT OF TONGA

MEDIA RELEASE

(21 October, 2016)

“PACIFIC GAMES 2019”

The Hon Prime Minister’s recent comments reflected the enormous challenges that the Government of Tonga is facing, in preparation for the Pacific Games 2019. It also reflected the overall level of readiness of the Kingdom of Tonga as a whole, including the Sporting Federations and the Athletes, to host the Pacific Games 2019.

The Government of Tonga would like to reaffirm its commitment to host the Pacific Games 2019. Accordingly, the Government of Tonga will continue to strengthen and double the effort that has already been in operation, within the resources available. This will provide an invaluable opportunity for the Kingdom of Tonga to upgrade its sporting facilities to international level to benefit the people of the Kingdom of Tonga.

The Government of Tonga greatly appreciates the continuous support and assistance from the development partners towards the preparation for the Pacific Games 2019. It also looks forward to working closely with the people of the Kingdom of Tonga to make the Pacific Games 2019, a success.

-ENDS-

Issued by the: The Prime Minister’s Office, P.O. Box 62, Nuku’alofa, Tonga. Tel: (676) 24 644     Fax:  (676) 23 888; For media enquiries- Email: pressoffice@pmo.gov.to Website: www.pmo.gov.to  

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