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Local contractors built podiums for Pacific Mini Games

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Preparations for the Pacific Mini Games medal ceremony presentations took a big leap forward last week, with the completion of 50 podiums ready to be used for medal presentations.

Van2017 contracted Vanuatu Institute of Technology to build the podiums that will be used by athletes when receiving their medals.

VIT students spent almost two weeks to build podiums, which are planned to be placed at each sports field of play, mainly at Korman Venue. At the end of last week, they were stocked at the warehouse, waiting for final touches before December.

Sailosi Rezel from Van2017 Venues Department explained that few additional ramps were also constructed to accommodate athletes with disability to access podiums for medal presentations.

Vanuatu will host for the first time Para Games such as Para Athletics and Para Table Tennis.

Asked if podiums will be placed at each Games Venue, Mr Rezel said they will all be placed at Korman venue, and in the case of any medal presentation in any venues outside Korman, the Van2017 workforce group will be responsible to move in and out the necessary podiums to the required venue.