The aerial view of the National Stadium in Nikao. CIIC/23060828
Grandstand remedial works of $150,000, at Rarotonga’s National Stadium and Sports Arena are nearing completion says Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC).
CIIC started the project last month after working with
engineers from New Zealand to refine the technical specifications.
Both Raro Weld and Taio Builders & Contractors were
engaged to undertake the initial remedial works on the grandstand, which are
expected to be completed by mid-September.
Access to underneath the grandstand and toilets, will be
restricted until mid-September.
CIIC chief executive officer Allan Jensen says,
restrictions on the amount of people who are able to use the grandstand, have
now been lifted, following installation of additional props under the
CIIC had previously imposed a temporary restriction in
April, to 75 persons.
Initial remedial works included the installation of steel
props below the grandstand and rehabilitation to ground beams to the
The budget for this project is $150,000, Mr Jensen says.
Further grandstand remedial work is being planned for the
December – January period, during the end of year school holidays. The public
will be advised closer to the time.