- To be completed in 30 days
This was disclosed by Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr who visited Linden, Region 10 over the weekend to inspect ongoing works at Bayroc, where the installation of the synthetic track has begun. The process of laying the synthetic material is expected to last for 30 days.
Speaking with the media, Minister Ramson underscored that the project consultant will monitor the ongoing works.
“The completion of the laying of the synthetic material and shortly thereafter, all young athletes from Linden will be able to use the track for their training purposes.
“A very nice pavilion is being built here which will cost about approximately $150 million, and in the ministry’s 2023 budget, allocations have been made for two additional stands.”
The minister further stated that the sport ministry is hiring a consultant to design the stands, which will be followed by the procurement phase.
The construction of the additional stands will commence at the Bayrock facility by mid-2023.
“There will be three big stands and nice seats, where people can come and host games; there are also additional projects that have to be done and we are catering for that in the new budget, which includes a better perimeter fence and driveways,” he said.
In addition, the multipurpose facility will host international tournaments that will inspire young and upcoming athletes to improve their athletic skills.
“In the center, we are also going to have a football field that is very similar to the one we have in Leonora and we are also going to install FIFA standard lights so that the ground will be able to host qualifying games” Minister Ramson disclosed.
Minister Ramson was accompanied by a representative of the German Company Regupol BSW, Chairman of the National Sports Commission Kashif Muhammad, and Assistant Director of Sports, Melissa Dow Richardson.