The Pacific Games Council is confident planning towards the 2023 Games in Solomon Islands remains on target, following a major milestone.
Honiara won the bid to host the Games three years ago but only secured land to build the new main stadium in 2018.
Ground was broken last week at the site of the new Solomon Islands National Sports Leadership Institute in Honiara, with the construction of other venues set to begin next year.
Pacific Games Council president Vidhya Lakhan said he was comfortable with the rate of progress towards the 2023 Games but acknowledged there had been some set-backs due to a shift in government support.
"Initially it was the Taiwanese government that was going to build the facilities but because of the shift from Taiwan to China, the Chinese government is now taking over the project," he said.”