Goa chief minister impressed with CWG facilities

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

PANAJI - A portion of a false ceiling at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main venue of the Commonwealth Games (CWG), collapsed in New Delhi Wednesday, a day after a foot overbridge near the stadium came crashing down. But Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat says he is “impressed” by the facilities built for the Games.

Kamat said he was “impressed” by the work by the CWG officials, according to a government release here on his visit to the Games sites.

“Goa Chief Minister Mr. Digambar Kamat visited Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee swimming complex, Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi today and was impressed by the world class facilities,” said the state information and publicity department in its release.

Kamat, who is also the president of the Swimming Federation of India (SFI), was in New Delhi Tuesday “to inspect all areas of the complex and its facilities along with a team of officials and assess the facilities status”.

Kamat was accompanied by SFI secretary Virender Nanavati, Venue Commander and Asian Games silver medalist Khajan Singh Tokas and deputy director general (sports) of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Roque Dias.

“After visit and inspection, the chief minister commented that he was happy with all the facilities to make the aquatics event a grand success,” the statement added.

Some 7,000 participants and officials from 71 countries and territories are expected to attend the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games, India’s biggest sporting event since the 1982 Asian Games.

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