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whats the point of them sitting idle for a few years and then the new govt will have to justify spending money to Refurbish due to lack of use because of former govt.
PapaC wrote:Tickets selling for a meet at the cycling center right now, saw an add on le book of faces. At least that's starting to be used.
rspann wrote:Boy you mad? Is de PNM open the cycling and aquatic center.
National Aquatic Centre now open LOOP NEWS CREATED : 1 OCTOBER 2016 SPORT
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Minister of Sport Darryl Smith wants the new National Aquatic Center in Couva to be a hub of sporting, social and cultural activities.
The Minister declared the spanking new facility open on Friday evening and said he wanted corporate Trinidad and Tobago to get involved.
“We don’t want to just be good hosts or just to maintain it well; we want to have events happening here all the time," said Minister Smith.
"Not just swimming, water polo and diving events, but we want corporate Trinidad and Tobago to rent the facility for their Christmas functions, weddings—at this fantastic facility,” he added.
Yona Knight-Wisdom, the first Jamaican male diver to qualify for the Olympics, was on hand for the opening ceremony to perform exhibition dives.
When he addressed the crowd at the National Aquatic Center, he said he hoped that he would have the opportunity to compete one day at the venue.
“Hopefully, this will be the start of the growth of the sport (of diving) in Trinidad and Tobago. Maybe in the future we can host some competitions here,” he told the audience at Couva.
In addition to the diving exhibition, there were also male and female water polo games, involving teams from Puerto Rico, Bahamas, and hosts Trinidad and Tobago.
President of the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) Joseph McLeod said he hoped that the country can use the facility to show the world the talent that Trinidad and Tobago has.
The National Aquatic Centre is one of three mega-projects undertaken by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, and constructed by Shanghai Construction Limited.
The other two major projects have already been handed over to government, the National Racquet Centre and the National Cycling Velodrome.
The National Aquatic Centre is designed for swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming.
It has a 50-meter pool designed for hosting and training for international events, a 50-meter warm-up pool, a 25-meter diving pool and seating for 700 persons.
vaiostation wrote:Funny thing is that one day those same politicians or their children will suffer and die because of the lack of medical facilities and resources in this country...
Anybody remember where Patrick Manning death bed was? San Fernando General... Couldn't reach Cuba in time...
Yup and all thanks to UNC/PP for building not one but TWO veledromespugboy wrote:We get a cycling world record so far
Nah not Palo seco, but it in South.rspann wrote:I sure you want to say is Palo Seco. But Me eh even know where that is. Once I cross Caroni bridge I lost.