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Athletics want Teryet fast tracked

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd December 2014 07:37 PM

The Uganda Athletics Federation has requested the department of physical education and sports to fast track the construction of the National High Altitude Training centre, so that they are able to use the facility to train for the IAAF World championships that take place in August.

Athletics want Teryet fast tracked

The Uganda Athletics Federation has requested the department of physical education and sports to fast track the construction of the National High Altitude Training centre, so that they are able to use the facility to train for the IAAF World championships that take place in August.

By Norman Katende

The Uganda Athletics Federation has requested  the  department of physical education and sports to fast track the construction of the National High Altitude Training centre, so that they are able to use the facility to train for the IAAF World championships that take place in August.


The federation executive, in a meeting with the  project  team requested government to at least focus on the two playing fields, the six-lane track and the 3km jogging track, which  will be utilised for training  long distance athletes  to prepare for the World championships.

“It’s viable and I believe we can work on that,” said Ramadhan Kintu with assurances that  a contractor has already been selected to start work on the bridge.

The Bills of Quantity for the  project that is supposed to house an indoor facility that will have an swimming pool and a sports hall, physio and recovery rooms, hostel, hotel and apartments, are expected to be finalised  this week, having approved the project drawings that were done by Infrastructure Design in cooperation with Singapore based  Yang Ma Group, who are a professional sports architectural company.

Federation President Domenic Otuchet said that a track and a dormitory are enough for athletes to start putting the centre to use.

The High altitude  centre was promised by the president after the New Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games and  he asked the ministry to fast track it in 2012 after Stephen Kiprotich  won  the London 2012 Olympic Games gold medal.

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Athletics want Teryet fast tracked

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