On Monday, President Luis Guillermo Solís and the Minister of Sports, Carolina Mauri, announced the construction of two sports infrastructures for 40 million dollars.
The first project is a sports pavilion on Parque de La Paz which has a cost of 13.5 million dollars and will include 36,000 meters and a construction area of 17,000 square meters. This will benefit 6,000 athletes, since this space will serve for training and teaching sports such as karate, judo, taekwondo, football, volleyball and basketball.
The other initiative is an aquatic center, located in Parque La Sabana, which will feature the standards of the International Swimming Federation for all Olympic disciplines. It will have a total area of 25,000 meters and 20,000 meters of construction area. This will benefit 700 athletes.
Mauri said these investments will allow the country to solve its lack of sports infrastructure and to minimize deterioration of technical conditions of sports.
The president congratulated the sports minister for the project that will be one of the largest constructions carried out in this country, and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) for funding said project.
Solís acknowledged that the centers will not be completed in his administration, but added that it doesn’t matter who cuts the ribbon, as long as the job is done.