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UE: FIFA opens tender for construction of astroturf in Winkogo

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The Astroturf pitch to be constructed by FIFA has been put up for bidding. This means that contractors with the skill and ability to construct stadia can now tender in their interest bids.

The Upper East Regional Chairman of the Football Association, Salifu Zida speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show said it is good news for the region.

The International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) opened a joint tender for the construction of one football turf pitch each in Ghana and Eswatini beginning from Tuesday, June 7 to Monday, June 27, 2022.

This is in line with FIFA’s Development Projects under the FIFA Forward programme.

The Ghana Tender is for the construction of a Regional Technical Development Center, 105m* 68m (111mx74m including run-offs) pitch in Winkogo.

It would be recalled that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has already acquired and registered the land for the project (Winkogo Astro Turf project), successfully submitted geological and GeoTech survey reports and a FIFA Expert has visited the site and submitted his report to FIFA on the soil condition and nature.

Potential bidders are to submit a quotation that includes their best possible solution regarding the types of materials and techniques to be applied, taking into account local conditions and particularities to FIFA.

Earlier, Mr. Zida has expressed excitement over the quick pace of the processes leading up to the construction of the FIFA 1.0 turf in Winkogo; a community in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region, have been.

According to Mr. Zida, water sources and other important documents including the soil survey have been completed. This means the main construction will soon take place.

He said the topography survey and geotechnical field investigation studies and reports were done.

“So, these two surveys have been successfully conducted at the site and the report has since been sent to FIFA. It was after the successful submission of the two geological reports which led FIFA to send its expert to Bolgatanga to continue with the progress of the project.”

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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