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Dominican engineers build mega sports center in Port-au-Prince

Construction of installations at Haiti’s new Olympic Center is making swift progress. The center has received funding from the International Olympic Committee and international sports federations, and is being implemented as part of the IOC’s “Sports For Hope Program” at an estimated cost of US$29 million.

Haiti’s Olympic center is being built on the edge of the Canaan slum off Highway 9 and National Highway 1 outside Port-au-Prince.

Construction began in July 2013 and is due to be delivered by the contractors in September 2014. The contract is being implemented by IBT Group in association with the DR’s Estrella engineering company, as reported in Le Nouvelliste of Haiti.

The center already has one of three planned football stadiums with capacity for 25,000 people. The stadium alone is a US$21 million project.

A tartan athletics track is also near completion, along with basketball, volleyball and tennis courts.

The indoor gymnasium has been designed to international specifications for playing volleyball, according to Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of the Norceca Confederation, volleyball’s governing body in North and Central America. Norceca donated three outdoor sport court volleyball-playing surfaces to Haiti.

Source: DR1, Lenouvelliste.com

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