The Vice President of the Republic, Raquel Peña, led the simultaneous delivery of several sports facilities in Greater Santo Domingo with an investment that exceeds more than 80 million pesos by the Ministry of Sports and Recreation (Miderec).
The Racquetball Pavilion, of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center; Club Deportivo Calero, Villa Duarte, and the field hockey field, in Parque del Este, were the works delivered as part of the program carried out by the Government of President Luis Abinader to promote the healthy development and recreation of children, youth and Adults.
The first work reopened by Vice President Peña was the Racquetball Pavilion that recently hosted the tournament of that discipline as a sub-venue for the finished Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023.
With an investment of almost 13 million pesos, this facility received changes in the sanitary and electrical system, lights, roof, floors and air conditioning, a system that had been in operation since its construction for the Santo Domingo 2003 Pan American Games.
Peña, accompanied by various personalities, including the Vice Minister of Sports, Franklin De la Mota, who represented Minister Francisco Camacho, went to Villa Duarte for the simultaneous reopening of Club Calero and the hockey facility, the latter which it also served as a stage as a sub-headquarters for San Salvador.
“When I have to inaugurate sports facilities like these, they have a greater impact on the population and youth, they have a renovated space to be able to practice sports. This is an opportunity that our president Luis Abinader gives us to continue advancing on issues that have to do with physical exercise; It is what makes a before and after in the opportunities that our youth needs”, expressed Peña during the act held in Calero.
For his part, De la Mota, who spoke in place of Camacho, who traveled to San Salvador to support the Dominican delegation, described as “historic” the delivery of the renovated facilities, which had not been intervened for more than 19 years.
“This is the interest of President Abinader, that youth practice sports to get away from vices. The president is making the real change, returning the splendor to the Calero club as well as to hockey and other facilities; this is the real change. Our minister, Camacho, on instructions from President Abinader, leads the process throughout the country with remodeling and new works,” De la Mota said.
Calero was renovated with an investment of 13.5 million pesos. The club received new seats in the stands, the boards, the bathrooms, the parking lot were repaired, and a 24-second clock that was damaged was installed.
Andrés Liberato, president of the club, saluted the compliance that President Abinader made with the youth of that community and delivered their main sports facility in optimal conditions.
The presidents of the Racquetball and Hochey federations, Rafael Fernández and Miguel Ángel Hernández, also joined in the thanks.
The areas intervened in the hockey field were the locker rooms, the physical plant, bathrooms, executive offices, garden areas, fluvial system, field maintenance pump, and electrical system. These works entail an investment of 56 million pesos.