Jamaica Information / Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange (left), tests a multi-station exercise bar (left), which was among US$5,000 worth of outdoor gym equipment donated to Emancipation Park by the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited. President of the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) Board of Supervision, Li Sen (second right), officially handed over the items on Wednesday (December 13), during a ceremony at the park. Looking on (from second left) are Member of Parliament for St. Catherine East Central, Alando Terrelonge; Member of Parliament for West Rural St. Andrew, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn; and National Women’s Physique Champion 2010-2017 and Vault Fitness Personal Instructor, Davina Barrett. + – Photo: JIS Photographer Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange (left), tests a multi-station exercise bar (left), which was among US$5,000 worth of outdoor gym equipment donated to Emancipation Park by the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited. President of the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) Board of Supervision, Li Sen (second right), officially handed over the items on Wednesday (December 13), during a ceremony at the park. Looking on (from second left) are Member of Parliament for St. Catherine East Central, Alando Terrelonge; Member of Parliament for West Rural St. Andrew, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn; and National Women’s Physique Champion 2010-2017 and Vault Fitness Personal Instructor, Davina Barrett. Story Highlights China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited has donated outdoor gym equipment valued at US$5,000 to expand the exercise and fitness offerings at Emancipation Park. “This gift will go a far way in our efforts to build a culture of physical activeness, noting that it is also in line with the National Sports Policy, which aims to foster greater participation in sport as a means of enhancing intellectual and physical health. She noted that the Ministry, through the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), has invested significant sums in building out and improving sports infrastructure, spending more than $300 million in 2016 on the construction of sports fields, courts and tracks in schools and communities across the country.

Tweet China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited has donated outdoor gym equipment valued at US$5,000 to expand the exercise and fitness offerings at Emancipation Park.

The items include two decline abdominal machines, two multi-station parallel bars, two pull-up bar stations, two abdominal dips, two squat stations, two elliptical machines and two hip extension machines.

Speaking at the official handover ceremony on December 13, Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, thanked the Chinese company for the donation, which she said is an indication of the continued goodwill between the countries.

“This gift will go a far way in our efforts to build a culture of physical activeness, noting that it is also in line with the National Sports Policy, which aims to foster greater participation in sport as a means of enhancing intellectual and physical health.

Minister Grange noted that critical to achieving that objective is improving access to sports facilities.

She noted that the Ministry, through the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), has invested significant sums in building out and improving sports infrastructure, spending more than $300 million in 2016 on the construction of sports fields, courts and tracks in schools and communities across the country.

In his remarks, President of the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), Board of Supervision, Li Sen, said the donation was to mark the 15th anniversary of the opening of Emancipation Park.

He noted that the facility has garnered a reputation as being an ideal venue for physical exercise.

“I am very pleased to represent CCCC and CHEC to donate this outdoor gym equipment to the park as a 15-year-old birthday gift… .When we thought of an appropriate gift for the facility, the outdoor gift was the logical choice,” he said.

CHEC develops and operates businesses on behalf of CCCC.

CHEC is a leading provider of full services in Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC), Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT), and Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) for both public and private sectors.

Its infrastructure portfolio includes marine engineering, dredging and reclamation, road and bridge, railway, airport, and equipment assembly.

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