Pacific Games: WIKA to build sports complex in Solomon Islands

Pacific Games: WIKA to build sports complex in Solomon Islands

Representatives from WIKA and the Solomon Islands’ National Hosting Authority for the 2023 Pacific Games sign an agreement for the construction of a multipurpose sports complex in the Pacific Island state. (ANTARA/HO-WIKA)

We really appreciate the trust from the Solomon Islands government. This will strengthen the good cooperation between Indonesia and Solomon Islands that has been established for a long time.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian state-owned construction enterprise PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA) has been selected to build a Rp112-billion (around US$7.5 million) sports complex in Solomon Islands by its National Hosting Authority for the 2023 Pacific Games.

The multipurpose sports complex is aimed to be used for the 2023 Pacific Games, a sports tournament for countries in the Pacific region, director operational III of WIKA, Sugeng Rochadi, said in a statement released on Wednesday.

“The multipurpose sports complex is planned to be constructed over (an area of) 5,800 square meters by December 31, 2022, and designated to have flexibility as one venue for (hosting) futsal, basketball, as well as volleyball (matches),” Rochadi added.

WIKA has been committed to building the complex with quality standards, he said. The building will be built to withstand extreme weather conditions, including typhoons and earthquakes, which are common in the Pacific islands, and will be made from local as well as imported materials from Indonesia, Vietnam, and China, he added.

“We really appreciate the trust from the Solomon Islands government. This will strengthen the good cooperation between Indonesia and Solomon Islands that has been established for a long time,” Rochadi said, adding that it could be a good start for WIKA to handle such projects in other Pacific countries.

He said the project will use renewable energy products, such as solar water heaters from WIKA Industri Energi, a subsidiary of WIKA.

Including the Solomon Islands project, the SOE has so far signed 10 projects abroad, across Asia, Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. The projects include an MRT station in Sanying Taiwan, the Limbang Bridge in Malaysia, the presidential palace in Niger, and a social apartment in Algeria. (INE)

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