|Artistic Illustration of the National Stadium of Papua New Guinea. This stadium will host 2017 Rugby League world cup matches|
Papua New Guinea is prepared to host International sports events in 2016 and 2017. This is according to the country's Minister for Sports, Justin Tkatchenko. Mr. Tkatchenko said, Papua New Guinea has won a bid to host FIFA Under 20 Womens Football World Cup and also will cohost 2017 Rugby League World Cup with New Zealand and Australia.
Tkatchenko said the Papua New Guinea government has its full support to make these events possible by making sure all facilities will be delivered on time. He reassured stakeholders that PNG is ready host these two major events.
Papua New Guinea successful hosted best ever 2015 Pacific Games now boasts of having some of the world standard facilities. Tkatchenko says PNG is ready to prove to the world that it is capable of hosting such events, as well as hosting other big international events within the Pacific region.
Meanwhile the major stadiums that will host the two world events are nearing completion.