Oriental Mindoro works double time for Mimaropa sports meet

Construction workers are working overtime to finish sports facilities in Calapan City for the Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan Regional Athletic Association (MIMAROPARAA) Meet in February.

Most sports events will be held at the Leido Memorial National High School (LEMNAHIS), said the Provincial Information Office of Oriental Mindoro in a press release.

All construction works, especially the Olympic-sized swimming pool, will be completed before the athletic meet opens, said Provincial Engineer Elmer V. Dilay.

“Tatapusin namin ang lahat ng mga pagawain dito sa JJ Leido (LEMNAHIS) para maging matagumpay ang pagdaraos ng regional sports event sa Pebrero,” said Dilay.

Governor Alfonso V. Umali, Jr. received last year about P50 million from President Benigno Aquino for the construction and improvement of facilities for the MIMAROPARAA.

Umali also allotted some P10.2 million as counterpart fund from the provincial government.

Aside from the Olympic-sized swimming pool, the LEMNAHIS gymnasium, grandstand, and bleachers are being renovated. Rubberized flooring is being installed at the oval and other modern facilities for sports events. Louie T. Cueto, PIA

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