$805M budgeted for sport; additional $185M allocated to synthetic tracks
A total of $805.3 million has been allocated to sport in the emergency budget for 2020. This was announced by Public Works Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill, during the budget presentation on Wednesday.
That figure is part of a bigger sum of $2.7 billion which has been allocated to the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport.
“In the area of sports, as we look to revitalise the national sports programme, while simultaneously reconfiguring how we undertake them in the context of the pandemic, this year we are going to be undertaking initial work on mini sports stadiums – in Regions Two, Six and 10, and the Guyana-China friendship park,” Edghill told the House.
Additionally, $185 million has been allocated for the National Sports Commission to accelerate works on the synthetic tracks in Regions Six and 10, as well as the purchase of sport gear and ground enhancement.