THE Lautoka City Council is working on introducing and improving sporting facilities to encourage the delivery of sports programs in the City.
While speaking at the opening of $15,000 volleyball court at Natokowaqa yesterday, LCC special administrator Praveen Bala said this initiative would provide quality sporting facilities for residents and visitors to Lautoka.
The volleyball court was a result of a partnership between the Natokowaqa Topline Public Rental Board (PRB) Youth Group.
This partnership was further strengthened with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the ouncil and the youth group.
Through the MOU, the council and the youth group would work together in building and improving other sports facilities in the area.
Mr Bala said this co-operation with youth groups was part of the council's five-year plan.
"As a matter of policy to guide and enhance the delivery of sports programs in Lautoka, the council will provide and improve the facilities for our youth in all other parks and grounds in partnership," said Mr Bala.
"LCC is working towards its five-year plan to provide quality recreation and entertainment opportunities for residents and visitors to the city and the time had come for Lautoka to be declared the 'best health, sports and tourism city'," he said.
The youth group also launched its website yesterday.