China Officially Hands over $30 Million National Stadium to Bahamas

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Ambassador Hu Shan and Cabinet Secretary Anita Bernard (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)

The new Bahamas National Stadium, a $30 million gift from China to the Bahamas, was officially handed over yesterday. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham held the ceremony for the project, which was built using primarily Chinese labour. Chinese Ambassador Hu Shan and Bahamas Cabinet Secretary Anita Bernard signed the handover documents. The new stadium will lead a sports-tourism push by the Bahamian government, something Tourism Minister Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace talked about with Caribbean Journal in the spring. Last week, Chinese official Wang Lequan visited the stadium with Bahamian track legend Thomas Robinson.

–Bahamas Information Service

 

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