THE new Aquatics Centre and Youth and Sports Complex at Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce is the best in Malaysia.
Yup, Ministry of Youth and Sports secretary-general Dato’ Mohid Mohamed testified to this during the handing over of the complex by the contractor.
“The builders and the designing team really pulled-off good work with the construction of this place.
“More Sarawakian can now enjoy proper facilities to train in aquatic sports and also enhance their skills,” he is quoted as saying.
Dato’ Mohid pointed out that the government invested some RM40 million in the complex because of Sarawak’s success in producing international aquatic stars.
“Sarawak has long been been a powerhouse in producing aquatics sports athletes competing and representing Malaysia at the international level.
“The new aquatics sports complex was built with an estimated budget of RM40 million and we want this complex to further contribute positively towards the development of sports here in Sarawak especially in aquatics sports.”
Think about it. Before Sarawak had the best aquatic centre in the country, we still managed to produce international stars such as Pandelela Rinong, Bryan Nickson Lomas and Daniel Bego.
Imagine what we can do now that we have this new facility!
As long as Sarawakians continue to have the passion to succeed and the State continues to invest in its already successful training programmes, the potential for even greater success in aquatic sports is very bright.
Let’s make sure we use the centre fully and all the best to our future stars.
A report from The Borneo Post:
The best in Malaysia
By Matthew T. Umpang
KUCHING: With the opening of the new Aquatics Center cum Youth and Sports complex at Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce here, Sarawak will now have the potential to produce more champions in aquatics sports like divers Brain Nickson Lomas and Pandelela Rinong.
“I am happy to announce that this Aquatics Centre is currently the best in Malaysia. The builders and the designing team really pulled-off a good work with the construction of this place.
More Sarawakian can now enjoy the proper facilities to train in aquatics sports and also enhance their skills ,” said Dato’ Mohid bin Mohammad, Chief Secretary of the Youth and Sports ministry to the Borneo Post during the project completion handing over ceremony from the contractor to his Ministry yesterday.
Mohid informed that the Federal government sees a lot of potential in Sarawak producing more aquatics stars like olympian Pandelela Rinong in the near future hence the investment on the construction of the new complex in Kuching. “Sarawak has long been been a powerhouse in producing aquatics sports athletes competing and representing Malaysia at the international level.
The new aquatics sports complex was built with an estimated budget of RM40 million and we want this complex to further contribute positively towards the development of sports here in Sarawak especially in aquatics sports,” added Mohid.
He also advised Sarawakians especially Kuching residents to fully utilise the new aquatics sports centre as the complex features state-of the-art facilities for those keen to take up aquatics sports.
“We do not want this aquatics sports complex to be a “white elephant”.
The new sports complex comprise a three storey administration building, a multi-purpose hall, a four storey hostel, 2-floors of multi-function aquatics sports centre, a dry gym and 3-outdoor games court.