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“To have an investment of this magnitude, UES should have saved for 48 years”: Roger Arias, dean“

This Wednesday, the dean of the Universidad de El Salvador (UES), Roger Arias, accompanied the president of the Organizing Committee of the Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023 (COSSAN2023), Yamil Bukele, and the Minister of Public Works, Romeo Rodríguez, to provide updates on the works being carried out in the Villa Centroamericana y del Caribe for the San Salvador 2023 Games..

Regarding the Sports Villa, which will be located at the UES facilities, the dean of the university expressed his gratitude for the legacy that will be left for the institution after the games, as well as the cooperation work that has been maintained with INDES to provide all the necessary infrastructure to house the more than 4,500 athletes who will compete during the games.

“For us, finding this synergy of cooperation between INDES and UES is decisive, thanks to the vision of President Nayib Bukele and the president of INDES, Yamil Bukele,” said Arias.

The investment will directly benefit 75,000 people, including 50,000 UES students and 25,000 high-performance athletes, technical teams, lecturers, and personnel who will use the facilities during the games.

The dean also spoke about the condition of the sports complex prior to the intervention and how a lack of resources had prevented work from being done.

“Now INDES has taken on this reconstruction, and we will have spaces for our students to practice different sports disciplines”.

Arias emphasized his appreciation for the work done at the university, and acknowledged that with the budget they have, it would have been impossible to assume this responsibility. “The university, to have an investment of this magnitude ($48 million), should have saved for 48 years. This infrastructure will remain for the Salvadoran people, and for any sporting event in the region”.

The Central American and Caribbean Games, which will have the Dominican Republic as sub-venue, will be held from June 23 to July 8.

The opening and closing ceremonies will be held at Estadio Nacional Jorge “El Mágico” González.  

At UES, a total of 25 buildings are being intervened, covering both exterior works and circulation areas. Of these, 13 are new, and 12 existing buildings will be remodeled. In addition, six additional complementary works are being carried out.

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