Photo shows the design of the Bataraza Sports Complex which is expected to be completed in June 2019 for the Palarong Panlalawigan. (Photo courtesy of Angat Bataraza Newsletter)

Bataraza mayor Abraham Ibba said they will be hosting this year’s Palarong Panlalawigan, hoping to hold it in their new P300-million sports complex in Barangay Marangas that is expected to be completed in June.

One of the biggest infrastructure projects in Bataraza, Ibba said the construction of the sports complex started in September 2018 in a 10-hectare property and is now nearing completion.

By June and after finishing touches, he said it will be ready to host the Palarong Panlalawigan.

“Ang Palarong Panlalawigan 2019 ay kumpirmado ng gaganapin sa bayan ng Bataraza. Inaasahang matatapos ang nasabing proyekto sa buwan ng Hunyo [para sa pag-welcome natin sa mga delegates mula sa iba’t-ibang bayan ng Palawan],” Ibba said.

The sports complex in Barangay Marangas near the new public market has a modern design, he said and follows international standards.

It has two covered gyms measuring 1,200 square meters and 2,400 square meters. It will also have four outdoor play courts and an international standard swimming pool.