Solomon Water and the Pacific Games Organising Committee are proud to announce a major Silver level sponsorship from Solomon Water to the 2023 Pacific Games, set to take place in Honiara in November.
Solomon Water Chief Executive Officer, Ian Gooden said, “The sponsorship is largely “in-kind” in terms of infrastructure design, construction and supervision as well as a provision of free water and wastewater services for the various facilities during the games period”.
Solomon Water has had to move quickly to provide water and wastewater infrastructure for the Games facilities.
In a very short period of time, Solomon Water have designed and tendered for construction over $160m of mainly sewerage infrastructure needed to service the Games facilities and also for the construction of the Kukum Highway road project.
The construction cost of the infrastructure is funded by the Government, Solomon Water and donors ADB and World Bank. We are now working to try and complete all works in time for the Games in November.
Solomon Water Board Chairman, Donald Marahare said, “We are thrilled to be able to support the Pacific Games in this way. The Pacific Games are a celebration of athleticism, culture and community, and we are honored to be a part of it."
The 2023 Pacific Games will take place from 19th November to 2nd December.
The Games will bring together 5000 athletes from 24 Pacific island countries and territories to compete in 24 sports in Honiara.
GOC Chief Executive Officer, Peter Stewart in acknowledging Solomon Water’s sponsorship said that it will have a significant impact on the success of this year’s Games.
"This generous support will have a significant impact on the success of the 2023 Pacific Games. We are grateful for the support of companies like Solomon Water, who understand the importance of sport in bringing people together and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle,” Mr Stewart said.
Meanwhile, Solomon Water is committed to providing safe water for our customers and to promoting healthy and active lifestyles in the Solomon Islands, and our support of the Pacific Games aligns with this mission.
We are excited to be a part of the Pacific Games and look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on our national and regional athletes, our country, and the entire Pacific region.
We're with you in improving value, improving services, and improving for the future - all aimed at delivering our vision of "Safe water for a healthy nation".
Ruth Ramoifuila, Communications and Corporate Support Coordinator
Solomon Water announces silver sponsorship for the 2023 Pacific Games. From left to right: Solomon Water CEO Ian Gooden, Solomon Water Board Chair Donald Marahare, GOC Board Chairman Martin Rara and GOC CEO Peter Stewart.