Dominican Republic Inaugurates Sports Complex in San Francisco de Macoris


Above: the new facility in San Francisco de Macoris (CIG Photo/Felix Lara)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Dominican Republic has officially opened the Mario Ortega multipurpose pavilion and sports complex, following a ceremony Tuesday led by President Leonel Fernandez.

The project, which was built at a cost of approximately $1.4 million, includes a basketball court with a hydraulic anchoring system.

It will be used to develop basketball and volleyball for youths in the province of Duarte. The complex was built by the Presidential Commission to Provincial Development.

Bishop Jesus Maria de Jesus Moya, the Bishop of the Diocese of San Francisco de Macoris, blessed the project at the ceremony, which was also attended by Duarte Governor Luz Selene Plata.

Former Major League Baseball player Stan Javier delivered a plaque of recognition on behalf of Duarte’s inhabitants.