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New Govind Park To Open In April: Minister

  The $4.2million refurbished Govind Park in Ba is scheduled to open in April. This was confirmed by the Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development,
06 Jan 2019 10:42
New Govind Park To Open In April: Minister
Ba’s Govind Park under construction.

 

The $4.2million refurbished Govind Park in Ba is scheduled to open in April.

This was confirmed by the Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Premila Kumar after touring the site yesterday.

Kumar said she was keeping her fingers crossed that favourable weather would allow the government-funded project to open in April.

“We are targeting April, crossing our fingers that the weather is well, we are in the cyclone month and anything can happen,” she said.

Kumar said this would then allow the people of Ba to take advantage of having an international standard stadium.

“It is a project that is funded by the government and it’s for the people of Ba. We are trying to develop a good international standard stadium so that a lot more sports can be held here with a bigger capacity,” Kumar said.

“The whole project is around $4.2million and it will have many other facilities along with it like they are thinking of having the canteen, they want to have a gym, the change room, the public convenience.

“This is the initial starter for the stadium but I guess a lot more needs to be done as we go along for example, how do we do the drains and maintain the grounds so that it remains in a good condition for any sports activity.”

She said the two elements that were causing the delay were the shortage of raw materials and adverse weather conditions.

“There was a bit of delay in this project and the delay was  mainly due to two reasons, one was the shortage of raw materials like what they needed was steel and concrete, cement is on a nation-wide shortage so this particular project was affected and secondly, the weather was adverse,” she said.

“So we look forward to the completion of this project so it will be good for the Ba community and good for the economy and good for the municipal council, they can generate good revenue out of it.”

-edited by Osea Bola

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