China Donates 87 Vehicles, Equipment and Fireworks for the Pacific Games

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi shakes hands with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mr. Chao Xiaoliang at the Handover Ceremony earlier today.

15 May 2019, Apia Samoa. The Pacific Games Office hosted a special ceremony last week to officiate the handing over of the donation of sports equipment, vehicles and fireworks from the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi was on site and delivered the keynote address for the event.

“Today, we celebrate another wonderful partnership between our two Governments,” said Tuilaepa.

“These gifts will serve Samoa well, not only for the 2019 Games, but beyond,” he continued.

“They will improve the performance of our current and future stars – our athletes, coaches, umpires and all the talent required to develop sports. Samoa is now fully equipped with the right equipment and will be winning gold.”

The ceremony acknowledged the receipt of 48 containers carrying 87 vehicles which will be used for visiting Heads of State and Ministerial delegations as well as the transport of athletes during the Games in July.

The donation also included world class sports equipment to be used for 14 sports as well as fireworks for the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games.

Ambassador Chao Xiaoliang’s Remarks at the Handover Ceremony of Sports Equipment and Materials_final

Keynote address by the Honourable Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi at the Official Handover Ceremony_final