People of West New Britain, will soon have a State-of-the-art Football Stadium built in their province, following a signing between Governor Sasindran Muthuvel and Papua New Guinea Football Association Chairman, David Cheung, today.
Cheung says, the signing also paves way for building infrastructure for two other provinces under their 2014 to 2015 plans.
These are, a soccer stadium in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and installation of lights and construction of a Futsal field for the Lae Soccer Academy in Morobe.
He says, the West New Britain soccer stadium will cost about two-point-two-million Kina, one-million Kina already given by the Provincial Government, with FIFA, through P-N-G-F-A, to pay the balance.
Cheung adds, local company, Timkumba Construction, has been engaged for the project, which should be completed by the year's end.
In thanking Mr. Muthuvel for the support, Cheung urged other Governors in the country to partner with P-N-G-F-A, if they too, want to own a stadium and meet the funding in a 50-50 cost sharing basis.
Meanwhile, Governor Muthuvel explains, he is building this stadium, because soccer is a game played widely in the province and is also in line with their acceptance of hosting the 2016 P-N-G Games in Kimbe.