Now, minister of state for education and sports, Hon Peter Ogwang has given Complant Constructors 45 days to complete the first phase of construction at the Teryet High Altitude Centre in Kapchorwa.
Shs4bn Teryet High Altitude Center constructors given 'fourth & last' deadline
Commissioned in 2017, government’s plan to deliver the Shs4bn Teryet High Altitude Center has been frustrated by delays.
Ogwang gave the ultimatum during visit to the facility noting that the first phase of construction is at 95%.
“I have today inspected construction works at the Teryet High Altitude Training Centre in Kapchorwa District. The first phase of construction is near completion at 95%. This facility will be a centre of excellence for sports in the country and East Africa at large”, he tweeted.
The constructors have attributed delays moving beyond three deadlines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is expected in the first phase of the construction?
Sitting on75 hectares overlooking Kapchorwa municipality to the west, the high-altitude center is expected to spur sports development in Uganda making the country a global powerhouse especially in athletics.
The first phase of the construction of the high-altitude center includes the following;
Construction of the hostel block, water reservoir, water pump house construction, athletics track, jogging track, artificial turf, electrical and mechanical reticulation.
Others include football and rugby pitches with 6 lane running track.
The works are expected to be done in three phases international standard taking the centre to an international centre of excellence with multiple hostels, a state-of-the-art hotel, physio-room, swimming pool and helicopter pad.
China National Complete Plant Import and Export Corporation is undertaking the construction works for the centre that is aimed at benefiting elite athletes especially in athletics, football, swimming and rugby.