AN ABANDONED public gymnasium in Taman Telok Ayer Tawar, Butterworth, will soon host a variety of activities once renovation work is completed, says Penang Youth and Sports Committee chairman Soon Lip Chee.
He said the facility would be managed by Telok Ayer Tawar assemblyman Mustapha Kamal’s service centre, which would also bear its utility bills for two years.
“Last year, the north Seberang Prai district and land office identified a non-governmental organisation that was earlier running the gymnasium and an agreement was reached to enable the state government to instead manage it from last month.
“I call on all state assemblymen to identify abandoned sports facilities in their constituencies and report it to my office so that I can arrange for them to be bettermanaged for public use,” he said after witnessing the handing over of keys for the public gymnasium to Mustapha recently.
Mustapha said the gymnasium would be open to the public soon after the renovation work was completed.
“The gymnasium will be managed by my service centre and there will be health-related activities held every Sunday for the local community.
“We plan to build a netball court in the near future too,” he said.