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Govt to assist sports

Zanzeer Singh
Thursday, February 01, 2018

THE Fiji Government will be spending $2.1 million to complete some key sporting infrastructure developments in the country.

Speaking during the reopening of the FMF Gymnasium in Suva last Saturday night, Prime Minister Voreqe Banimarama said Fiji's economic progress had made this possible.

"All across Fiji, our economic success has enabled us to invest in gyms, parks and sporting facilities for our people as well. Giving more Fijians more opportunity to get moving, healthy and take positive steps towards living healthier lifestyles," the Prime Minister said.

"This year alone, we are spending 2.1 million dollars to complete the long awaited Vunisea sports complex in Kadavu and the Sawaieke sports complex in Gau and continue construction of the Vunidawa sports complex in Naitasiri. We are currently constructing a 10-lane Olympic competition size pool in Lautoka, a new Valelevu sports stadium and a new public swimming pool in Nasinu along with dozens of rural sports fields throughout the country. We plan to refurbish the Vodafone Arena."

The Prime Minister who also opened the first Fiji Sports Council headquarters has encouraged everyone to utilise the sporting facilities.

"We've made these investments and we are delivering these developments for the health and well-being of Fijian people. We want every Fijian, everywhere possible, the resources and opportunity to work out, play sports and keep themselves fit," he said.

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