Official Handover of Donation from the Government of the People's Republic of China

(Press Release); The Pacific Games Office hosted a special ceremony earlier today to officiate the handing over of the donation of sports equipment, vehicles and fireworks from the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi was on site and delivered the keynote address for the event.

 “Today, we celebrate another wonderful partnership between our two Governments,” said Tuilaepa.

 “These gifts will serve Samoa well, not only for the 2019 Games but beyond,” he continued.


Prime Minister Tuilaepa delivering his keynote address


 “They will improve the performance of our current and future stars - our athletes, coaches, umpires and all the talent required to develop sports. Samoa is now fully equipped with the right equipment and will be winning gold.”

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Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China delivering his remarks

Today’s ceremony acknowledged the receipt of 48 containers carrying 87 vehicles which will be used for visiting Heads of State and Ministerial delegations as well as the transport of athletes during the Games in July.

The donation also included world-class sports equipment to be used for 14 sports as well as fireworks for the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games.

Hand over ceremony 1

In 58 days, Samoa will host the Pacific Games.

The Pacific Games Office continues to be the key focal point for all matters relating to the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games.