The start date for the 2017 Pacific Mini Games has been pushed back by three months as delays continue to plague the construction process in Vanuatu.
Work has yet to begin on the main Korman site in Port Vila, 10 months after initial delays caused by Cyclone Pam.
The CEO of the 2017 Mini Games, Joe Carlo, says the Chinese government will build the bulk of the facilities but there is still no concrete date yet for when that work will begin.
"That's going to be coming from the Chinese so hopefully they've been saying that it should be completed by mid 2017, with the Games now going to be held in early December 2017. The timeline is much dependant on the Government because the general election takes place on Friday 22nd of January so hopefully after Friday, with the Government formation, it will pave the way for us to move forward on the project".
Joe Carlo says organisers plan to speak with the Government and the Chinese following the outcome of the election this Friday and everything remain on hold until then.
He says the change in dates is because a number of regional football tournaments are already taking place in September but it will give them some extra time to ensure everything is ready.