RDR eyes malls to locate in Sports Complex area

Jan 27-feb 2, 2011

A portion of the 15-hectare originally reserved for the Davao del Norte Sports Complex at Mankilam will be allocated for commercial development, bared Governor Rodolfo del Rosario.

He told the Kapihan sa Kapitolyo press forum last January that about two-third of the area would be for sports complex and the area along the road going the Capitol complex would possibly have malls “like Gaisano, Robinson’s ro small malls” so that Tagum City could have additional commercial area in that city’s part.

Three years ago the Davao del Norte Sports Complex project was unveiled during a provincial sports summit following the provincial board’s approval of authority of the governor to borrow P500 million from the Land Bank of the Philippines.

Half of amount or P250 million was earmarked for the sports complex but until present the project is not yet materialized.The old sports complex in the area was razed by a fire in March 2003.

In the blueprint of the sports complex, facilities that would be constructed included 49-span concrete bleachers, Olympic-size, 8-lane swimming pool, modern oval track with rubberized track materials, synthetic foot soccer field and a 300-car capacity parking space. (v&cc)

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