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PROGRESS WORKS ON THE NATIONAL HIGH ALTITUDE CENTRE AT TEYRET IN KAPCHORWA
A team of officials from National Council of Sports, Ministry of Education and Sports, Uganda Athletics Federation and the President’s Office on Sports on 30th October 2020 made a site visit to the National High Altitude Centre in Teyret, Kapchorwa to ascertain work progress on the sports facility.
The facility left an impression on the officials with Phase one at 77% completion. The Hostel Building is at 99% completion only awaiting furniture fitting with connections of water and electricity complete. The 3.2Km jogging track which will be lit to allow for night training only awaits the layering of tartan.
The Football and Rugby Pitches are on completion stage, waiting for fitting of an Artificial Turf- The Rugby Ground will also have a 6 lane running track.
Members observed that although the road leading to the Teyret is motorable, there still exists a challenge of transport and UNRA is fast trucking the tarmacking of the road.
The works on the National High Altitude Training Centre shall be done in three Phases to international standard with multiple Hostels, a state of the art Hotel, Physio Room, Swimming Pool and an 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.
Given the recent Uganda Athletics successes at the world scene, it is believed the facility will go a long way to leapfrog the performance of Ugandan athletes and equally attract international athletes to train at the high performance centre.