The Games will be held from March 18 to April 1 and will bring together 21 provincial teams and 12,000 athletes and officials.
KPHL Managing Director, Wapu Sonk announced KPHL Boards endorsement of the Gold Sponsor package of K500, 000.
Sonk stated that as Papua New Guineas national Oil and Gas Company, its vision is to create value and opportunity for Papua New Guineans and this Gold sponsorship gesture is a demonstration of the company’s vision.
“The PNG Games is an event that promotes pride and good sportsmanship and we believe our sponsorship is helping to create a platform to provide opportunities to our athletes,” says Sonk.
He says that the aim is to see as many athletes from the 21 provinces attend the PNG Games in Kimbe.
He reiterated that by making available funds for provincial teams, we will enable equal representation at the Games.
West New Britain Governor, Sasindran Muthuvel thanked KPHL on behalf of the WNB Provincial Government for their generous support.
He says the Games will be a national event and a nation building event that will unite sports men and women from the 22 provinces.
Muthuvel appeals that this support continues to the next upcoming hosting province of the Games.
The support will be coordinated through the PNG Games Host Organising Committee secretariat.
The PNG Games were to be held initially at the end of November/ December 2016 but was deferred to this year.