The Sol2023 Pacific Games Organizing Committee (GOC) will be needing up to 300 plus vehicles to form its transport services at this year’s Pacific Games.
As part of its plans to deliver a historic and memorable Games, GOC is committed to providing the most efficient transport service Solomon Islands can provide during Games time, less than five months away.
The services include commuting 3000 plus athletes and officials from Games villages to venues and back, providing shuttles to help move the public from Games designated parking zones to venues within the Sports City, and working closely with local authorities such as Customs and the RSIPF (Royal Solomon Islands Police).
GOC last week released an EOI (Expression of Interest) for Games Transport Services, inviting and providing the opportunity for interested individuals to apply and be part of the Games – through hiring of their vehicles.
GOC’s Head of Transport Services, Anthony Bugotu revealed that his team will be looking at hiring all types of vehicles that are available and meets Games standards and requirements, adding that these include; SUVs, Vans/Mini Vans, Buses/Mini Buses, Sedans and Trucks.
“We will need more than 300 plus vehicles at Games time. We will be needing Rav4s, X-trails, Prados, Harriers, both 15 and 30-Seater Buses, Hilux, Land Cruisers, 3-tone/2tone trucks – all that are available and meets our requirements and standards.
“These include all vehicle license and registrations and certificates (including HCC and Guadalcanal Province license and registration documents), as we also have Games Villages and Venues outside of Honiara City boundary – whereby these vehicles also need to reach and operate in,” Anthony said.
He added that other requirements include the vehicles Third Party and MID Pool Certificates.
Application forms can be accessed via the Sol2023 Official Website (www.sol2023.com.sb), or at the GOC’s AJ Mall (Lungga) and Seaking Building Offices.