MARLENE Hassan Nahon has urged the government to avoid disruption to sports during the £31.5 million restructuring of Gibraltar’s sporting facilities.
The independent MP also called on No. 6 to go through ‘the correct processes’ when awarding construcion and consultancy contracts.
The goverment must ‘seek value for money’ when organising the building works, she said.
“These plans are all good so long as they do not disrupt other sporting events that have nothing to do with football especially during construction
stages,” she said.
“This would be unfair to these sports and football should not be seen to have priority over any other sports.”
Welcoming Tuesday’s announcement, Hassan Nahon also cautioned that the government must maintain the facilities in the coming years.
“I also trust that Government consider and factor in the financial aspect of maintaining these facilities during construction and once they are built,” she said.
“Many new facilities are being built at once and this will mean a significant amount of investment in the sector on a yearly basis to maintain these to
a satisfactory standard.”