Sport: Pacific Games Minister appeals to weather gods

11:40 am on 28 February 2015

The Papua New Guinea Sports Minister is comfortable Port Moresby will be ready to host Pacific Games later this year, but admits a change in weather could cause problems.

The 2015 Pacific Games will be held in Port Moresby in July.

The 2015 Pacific Games will be held in Port Moresby in July. Photo: Supplied

Contractors are working overtime to complete venues and accommodation in time for the start of competition in July.

PNG's Sports and Pacific Games minister, Justin Tkatchenko, says the infrastructure is already 90 percent complete and they're hopeful mother nature remains on their side.

"So far the weather's been very kind to us, as this is our wet season at the moment, and if we continue to have this dry weather and nice sunshine for the next four months I'll be very very happy and I'm sure the contractors will be as well, but all if the rain does put a dampener on the situation and makes work a little bit less easier, otherwise all the contractors are moving forward and we've pulled out all the stops".

Justin Tkatchenko says they expect to hand over the facilities to organisers at the end of May.