Official opening of the Diego Martin Sporting Complex
The Diego Martin Sporting Complex is a major investment in future generations which is strategically located to serve all three constituencies in the area and by extension the national community. Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Diego Martin West Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley officially opened the sporting facility on Sunday March 24, 2019.
The Prime Minister in his feature address called on parents and guardians to regard the facility, located at Corner Savannah Terrace #1 and Diego Martin Main Road, as one built for the benefit of their children and grandchildren.
He said the facility was long in coming and would now afford the young people of Diego Martin the opportunity to become world class sportsmen and women if they follow the nation’s watchwords of Discipline, Tolerance and Production.
The foundation for the sporting facility was laid in 2010 but the project was abandoned by the previous administration. In 2016 the Government resumed work on the project and expanded and improved on the original plan which resulted in the construction of a world-class sporting complex.
The Prime Minister admonished residents to treat the facility with care and respect. He said Phase II of the contract for the project, has already been awarded and includes the construction of a multi-purpose indoor sporting and educational facility, pool and public grounds.
The Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs in her address at the opening said the Government recognises the importance of sport and the impact it has on society and is confident that Trinidad and Tobago has the ability to become a world-class sporting nation with top-class athletes in all sporting disciplines.
She said Government continues with maintenance, refurbishment and development work at sporting facilities throughout the country.
The Hon Colm Imbert, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament, Diego Martin North/East and the Hon. Darryl Smith Member of Parliament for Diego Martin Central were also present at the official opening ceremony.