Sophia recreational facility more than 50% complete

Work on the construction of the $51 million multipurpose facility in Section C, Sophia, Greater Georgetown is moving apace.

One section of the bleachers and open-view deck under construction

The multipurpose recreational facility will include an open-view deck and bleachers with a wheelchair access ramp, a basketball court, along with solar floor lights and walkway lighting, and a play area with swings, see-saw, slide, and round climber.
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).
Housing and Water Minister Collin Croal said that the works, which were being done by Doonauth Construction and Supplies, are approximately 55 per cent completed.
In a recent interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), the Minister explained that while there were some delays as a result 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.
Minister Croal said that the project aimed to provide a safe space for the residents of Sophia, especially children, the elderly, and persons living with disabilities, to play and learn. He added that the initiative would not only improve the aesthetics of one of the city’s largest communities but also aligned with the Government’s plan to create wholesome communities equipped with all the necessary amenities.
This project forms part of the Housing and Water Ministry’s Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility Programme (AHUAP) which is funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).