PNG to pay K10m to host World Cup games

It will cost tax payers K10 million to host the three matches of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup in Port Moresby.

Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko told Loop PNG that the National Government and National Capital District Commission as the host venue would  contribute K5 million each.

He added that the total amount to host the matches will be raised in the coming two years.    

The RLWC organizing committee on Thursday gave the final approval to Minister Tkatchenko, Vice Minister for Sports Labi Amaiu and NCD Governor Powes Parkop in Australia.

The Kumuls pool matches will now be played on home soil as the nation becomes co-host with Australia and New Zealand.

 Fourteen nations will compete in 28 matches in the 2017 RLWC.

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