Published on: Sunday, February 03, 2013
Pang, who is also Karamunting Assemblyman, hoped the facility will be used by the local community, especially youths.
The facility was inspired by the Sabah Wall Climbing Association, which also lent their expertise in building the centre.
"Wall climbing is still in its infancy in the State. However, it is a sport that has been competed in the SEA Games as well as other international games.
Therefore, I urge the Sabah Wall Climbing Association to increase their effort in promoting this sport and to identify potential athletes that can compete internationally," he said.
He also hoped the association would open a branch in Sandakan in order to promote the facility while, at the same time, organising various activities related to the sport such as coaching course, safety, wall climbing clinic and much more.
"Hopefully, with such programmes, one day the State would be able to produce wall climbing athletes who excel internationally," he said.
Pang also said that apart from this facility, the State Government through the Ministry will build other sporting facilities as gifts to the youths for their undivided support to the Barisan Nasional (BN).
"In addition to Sandakan Sports Complex, the ministry has also built a fitness centre located in Pasir Putih and youth arena building in Batu 11/2, Jalan Bunga Botan. All these facilities are available for public use," he said.