12 May 2016

Race to get land for stadium in Honiara for Pacific Games

7:51 am on 12 May 2016

The Solomon Islands government has begun the race to allocate land on which the National Sports Stadium will be built on after it won the bid to host the 2023 Pacific Games.

Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands

Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands Photo: RNZI / Annell Husband

Ministry of Lands officials said two sites have been identified in the capital Honiara but have yet to get the final endorsement by cabinet.

The officials said there are also issues of illegal settlers on one identified site.

Our correspondent says the Ministry of Lands has been beset by allegations of corruption for a number of years, putting into question land titles given for sites that were reserved for national projects.