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Kota Kinabalu Sports Complex swimming pool to reopen middle of next year: Ellron
Published on: Thursday, November 30, 2023
By: GL Oh
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Kota Kinabalu Sports Complex swimming pool to reopen middle of next year: Ellron
Ellron said the works are only expected to be fully completed in mid 2024.
Kota Kinabalu: The swimming pool at the Kota Kinabalu Sports Complex will only be opened for the public in the middle of next year.

Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ellron Angin in replying to a question raised by Tanjung Aru Assemblyman Datuk Junz Wong in his winding up speech at the State Legislative Assembly on Wednesday said the closure is due to repair and upgrade works, and the public has been notified through notice displayed at the premise and also on social media.

He said the works are only expected to be fully completed in mid 2024. At the moment only the upgrades on the electronic scoreboard and electrical system wiring are done.

According to him, the construction of roof for the children’s pool will be completed early next month while the work on the swimming pool’s plumbing system will only begin early January and the duration of the work is about three months.

“To ensure the preparation of the State athletes for the Sarawak Sukma next year is running smoothly, their training sessions have been held at the Penampang Sports Complex swimming pool until the end of January 2024.

“The scheduling of their training programme in addition to public use has been coordinated to ensure that they are not affected, and the pool facility has also been opened until evening to serve the purpose,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Minister also said that some 7,000 personnel including the athletes will be involved in the 10th Sabah Games scheduled to be held in Kota Kinabalu, Ranau, Tuaran and Keningau from December 16-22.

Kota Kinabalu has the biggest number with 3,110 followed by Tuaran (1,298), Putatan (988), Penampang (794), Ranau (235), Keningau (140) and the rest are secretarial officers.

A total of 22 sports will be contested with 182 gold, 182 silver and 262 bronze medals to be won from the 103 events for the men, 75 for women and four mixed categories.

He said the biennial games under the high performance sports development programme is a platform for the athletes from the 28 districts throughout the state of Sabah to compete and giving them the opportunity to be identified and selected to represent the state to participate in Sukma 2024 in Sarawak.

He also said the Sabah contingent has high hopes to win more gold medals next year. 

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