Sophia recreational facility more than 50 percent completed

Works on the construction of the $51M multipurpose facility in Section ‘C’ Sophia, Georgetown is moving apace.

The multipurpose recreational facility will include an open view deck and bleachers with wheelchair access ramp, a basketball court, along with solar floor lights and walkway lighting and a play area with swings, sea-saw, slide and round climber.

Minister of Housing and Water, Hon. Collin Croal

Several existing recreational facilities in the area will also be upgraded under the project that is being executed by the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA).

Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal, M.P., said that the works, which are being done by Doonauth Construction and Supplies, is approximately 55 per cent completed.

The bleachers and open view deck under construction

In a recent interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister Croal explained that while there were some delays because of the inclement weather, work on the project was progressing smoothly.

“The fencing is in progress and there is a delay on the actual ground itself because the materials are there but, because of the rainfall we are unable to do some work, but the actual pavilion and the centre itself are nearing completion. Physically they have expended about $26 million so far,” he noted.

Inside of the facility

Minister Croal said that the project aims to provide a safe location for the residents of Sophia, especially the children, elderly and persons living with disabilities, with a safe space to play and learn.

He added that the initiative will not only improve the aesthetics of one of the city’s largest communities, but also aligns with the government’s plan to create wholesome communities equipped with all the necessary amenities.

The recreational ground

This project forms part of the Ministry of Housing and Water’s Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility Programme (AHUAP) which is funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).