VANUATU will be ready to host the 10th Pacific Mini Games in 2017 at Port Villa.
Their chef de mission to the ninth PMG in Wallis and Futuna, Thibault Montagnon said preparations had already begun and plans were in motion.
Vanuatu was handed over the flag of the PMG by the Wallis and Futuna contingent after which they performed a traditional presentation to give spectators at the Kafika Stadium, a preview of what to expect four years later.
Montagnon said they wanted to make the event a memorable one for everyone.
He said they had some facilities ready which would need repairs and renovations while some would have to be constructed.
"Plans are already in place and we need to stick to that plan to make sure we are ready on time," he said.
"But we are very confident that we will be ready in time for the event."
He said they would be aiming to host more than 10 sports at the event but the actual number would be confirmed later.
"We have listed our sports and it would all decided by the participating countries because we need to have a minimum of six countries in a sport to confirm that we will host that sport.
"We are keeping our fingers crossed to get a good response from the participating countries."
Vanuatu last hosted the PMG in 1993 where Fiji emerged victorious.