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Agusan del Sur Sports Complex, a world class!

Agusan Del Sur Sports Complex potential to host international sports events.

During the recent inspection done by the Agusan del Sur Chief Executive Gov. Santiago Cane Jr. of the status of the almost completed construction of the sports complex, he observed there are still portions that need to be refurbished because there are portions of the track field with stagnant water  and are seen by the contractors themselves who are with Gov. Cane during the inspection. 

In return, the contractors promise to find ways to solve the problem. Gov. Cane also made it clear that the provincial government will not accept the project if the defects that are seen will not be fixed, while the construction is still going on, and all specifications will be complied in accordance with the program of work. 

The construction and renovation of the sports complex started during the term of then Gov. Adolph Edward “Eddiebong” Plaza, now Representative of the Second District of Agusan del Sur. But the construction experienced a slight delay because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Among the programs of work that undergo renovation and total construction are the main grandstand, construction of the 24 rooms hotel, track oval, football field, Olympic size swimming pool, fully air conditioned covered court, tennis court and lighting among others. 

According to Gov. Cane, the works in the sports complex will be 100 percent complete at the end of January as pronounced by the contractors. 

Gov. Cane also said the sports complex is not only capable of hosting provincial, regional and national competition but also international sports competition if it will pass the rating standard of evaluators. 

“I myself is also an athlete and have competed up to the national level. As far as my experience and observation is concerned, the Agusan del Sur Sports Complex is far better than those we used during our time,” Gov. Cane said. 

Together with the Governor that conducted the inspection were the Province of Agusan del Sur (PGAS) engineers and the contractors. (David M. Suyao, PPIO-AgSur with reports from Arfylle Goloran and Alexis Cabardo/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

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