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  • General Manager of the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), Denzil Wilks, says all is on track for the completion of Phase One of the High School Sport Infrastructure Improvement Project (HSSIIP).
  • The project was implemented to upgrade and improve sport infrastructure in various high schools across the country. Approximately $10 million has been allocated to assist each school.
  • The HSSIIP was launched by Minister with Responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, in November 2013.

General Manager of the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), Denzil Wilks, says all is on track for the completion of Phase One of the High School Sport Infrastructure Improvement Project (HSSIIP).

The project was implemented to upgrade and improve sport infrastructure in various high schools across the country. Approximately $10 million has been allocated to assist each school.

During an interview with JIS News, Mr. Wilks said the Foundation, which has given $100 million to the project, expects to wrap up work on a number of schools in 2015.

“We anticipate during this year to complete upgrading work at Paul Bogle, Bog Walk, Balaclava and Vere high schools,” he said.

Mr. Wilks informed that some of the other schools which are on target to be completed under this phase include Mavis Bank, Lacovia, Tacius Golding and St. Jago high schools as well as Munro College.

“Happy Grove High School in Portland has chosen to utilize the funding to build a change room facility and to set the stage for spectator seating. Haile Selassie High School has opted for a badminton facility,” he added.

He informed that the field at Calabar High School was recently completed, while Tarrant High School’s field is nearing completion. In total, 24 schools will benefit from phase one of the HSSIIP, which is jointly funded by the SDF and the EU Sugar Transformation Project.

The HSSIIP was launched by Minister with Responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, in November 2013. Other partners of the project include the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministries of Education, Agriculture and Local Government and Community Development and the Social Development Commission (SDC).

 

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