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Mayor bares plan for city’s sports complex

BAGUIO CITY – City Mayor Mauricio Domogan barred Wednesday (May 16), plans of the city government in owning a state of the art sports facility here through a Private Public Partnership (PPP) agreement.
The sports facility, envisioned to be the permanent home of local athletes would entail developing the city’s athletic bowl into a world class sports complex.
The Mayor said the city needs at least 400 million for the development of the sports facility which would incorporate an indoor basketball court, boxing arena, tennis court, swimming pool, quarters of athletes and administrative offices.
‘If this will push through, we will have a training center of our own where our athletes can hone their skills to keep them sharp and competitive for national and international competitions’, Domogan said.
The plan also includes improvement of the track and field oval to meet with international standards.
‘We hope that this will materialize, we really need a sports complex in the city to be at par with other cities’, Domogan said.
At present, three proponents have shown interest in investing for the proposed sports complex and are willing to enter into an agreement with the city government.
‘Aside from the sports facility, the old city auditorium and the tennis court beside the track and field oval will be converted into a hotel and parking complex as an income generating asset of the city’, He added.
‘A mono-rail will be added as a new attraction for Burnham Park, it will be a component part of its development’, Domogan said.
The proposed sports complex if started will take about five years to complete. ***paul rillorta

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