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P100m 7-storey dorm for PH athletes to rise at Rizal complex

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Work on a new dormitory facility for national athletes inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex is about to take place.

A seven-story building will take the place of the pencak silat and boxing gymnasium and soon accommodate at least 180 athletes.

Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richard Bachmann said this on Wednesday after the Department of Public Works and Highways took a survey of the area of construction two weeks ago.

“A ground-breaking ceremony and work on the construction of facilities are about to start here,” said Bachmann.

The present gym facility will be demolished next month to give way to the building of a new venue by August, according to Bachmann.

Bachmann said national athletes will soon have a better place to rest, study, and hang out when they are not in training.

Good internet connection will also be provided once the building is completed.

“This can house up to 180 athletes. It’s in the top floor where they can hang out,” added Bachmann.

Bachmann thanked Sen. Pia Cayetano for giving the government sports agency a budget of around P100 million to get work on the dorm complex started.

“The gym will soon be torn down to give way to this,” added Bachmann.

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