The highly anticipated completion of the Linden synthetic track is on the cards for the government and funds for the project will be made available before the end of the year. President Irfaan Ali made the announcement while responding to queries from youths at the Emancipation Day activity in New Amsterdam, Region Six, on Monday.
The announcement came weeks after regional officials in Linden, expressed concern that the project has been stalled for too long and is affecting athletic training and competitions within the region. The Linden track which is situated at Bayroc and the East Berbice Corentyne track, will both be completed soon. “… before the end of this year, we already went for supplementary, you will see in both tracks, work commencing to give you a final product that you deserve,” President Ali related.
The President said that when his government got into office in August 2020, it met two incomplete synthetic track facilities with no funds released to complete them. Inspections were done by the Youth, Sport and Culture Ministry and the contractors were engaged to have both facilities completed.
Subsequently, the ministry procured synthetic materials for the facilities from a German company.
Once completed, the facilities will boast an eight-lane synthetic track, a football pitch, security fencing, drainage, and a restroom among other features. Construction of the Linden track commenced in 2017.