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PM to open new tracks today

  Prime Minister Voreqe Bainamarama today opens Churchill Park’s new $5.5million international athletic tracks in Lautoka. And the word from two secondary school athletes while trying out the new track
14 Mar 2017 11:05
PM to open new tracks today
Catherine Waqanivalu, left, and Kelera Nasogiri check out the tracks at Churchill Park, Lautoka yesterday. Photo: Charles Chambers

 

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainamarama today opens Churchill Park’s new $5.5million international athletic tracks in Lautoka.

And the word from two secondary school athletes while trying out the new track was – “awesome.”

Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport, Parveen Bala, who was overseeing the construction of the new facilities, said this would boost the performance of athletes from Lautoka schools.

“We are ready for the Lautoka zone meet which will be held on Friday and Saturday,” he said.

Bala thanked the Lautoka City Council and stakeholders in getting the park up to international standard with the International Amateur Athletic Federation already giving the thumbs up for the new synthetic tracks.

“The Prime Minister has kindly accepted the invitation to open the new tracks tomorrow,” he added.

Government provided $2.8m towards the construction of the tracks and playing surface while the Lautoka City Council provided the remainder.

“We have done this to assist youngsters in Lautoka achieve better results in the Coca- Cola Games.”

Tilak High School athletes, Catherine Waqanivalu and Kelera Nasogiri were thrilled to have tried the tracks and described it as “awesome.”

“This will greatly improved the standard of school athletes from Lautoka,” Waqanivalu said.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

 

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