Solomon Islands Government Reassures Readiness and Commitment to Safeguarding All Stakeholders During XVII Pacific Games
The Solomon Islands Government is happy to share that the XVII Pacific Games Disaster Response Plan 2023 (PGDRP23) has been approved and has been operational since November 12. This plan is crucial for keeping everyone safe at the Pacific Games currently underway in Honiara and Guadalcanal.
The government created the PGDRP23 to handle any urgent risks or disasters during the Pacific Games. It covers places like sports venues and accommodations. The plan is active until December 5, 2023, and won’t be valid after that.
In short, the PGDRP23 has seven parts and follows a three-tier disaster response concept:
- Tier 1: Managed by the Government Operations Centre (GOC), which handles incidents and accidents. If it becomes a disaster, it moves to Tier 2.
- Tier 2: The PGDRP23 kicks in here, with the Solomon Islands Disaster Management Arrangement helping GOC. If needed, it goes to Tier 3 under N-DOC.
- Tier 3: If there’s a big disaster needing a declaration, the government declares it a “declared disaster event.” The National Disaster Council (NDC) takes over everything. GOC focuses on athletes, RSIPF on safety, and N-DOC on all other aspects.
The Solomon Islands is ready for any disasters during the XVII Pacific Games with the PGDRP23 and the National Disaster Management Plan 2018. The government assures everyone that they are prepared and committed to keeping participants and stakeholders safe.