$320K 5-year Damodar Nam­ing Deal

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The Damodar Group yes­ter­day re­newed the nam­ing rights of the Damodar City Aquatic Cen­tre in Lau­cala Bay, Suva.

The five-year part­ner­ship has in­creased from $250,000 to $320,000.

Fiji Sports Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive Li­tiana Loabuka ac­knowl­edged the con­tin­u­ous sup­port. “We’ve noth­ing to sell but space and for the Damodar Group to sup­port us in this way it’s good for us and the sport­ing com­mu­nity,” she said. Loabuka said the con­tin­ued in­vest­ment au­gurs well with the up­com­ing events.

She said the re­cent in­stal­la­tion of FINA in­ter­na­tion­ally-ap­proved and stan­dard­ised equip­ment will be used for all ma­jor cham­pi­onships. Damodar Group chief ex­ec­u­tive Div Damodar said they be­lieved in the im­por­tance of be­ing a part of the com­mu­nity in which they op­er­ate. “We are com­mit­ted to be­ing in­volved in the sport­ing fra­ter­nity where we have an in­ter­ac­tive con­nec­tion to our cus­tomers,” he said. “We have in­creased our spon­sor­ship re­al­is­ing the con­tin­ued growth in in­vest­ment with sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties.” Coun­cil chair­man Peter Mazey was grate­ful with the con­tin­ued part­ner­ship. “The board has put in place a Mas­ter Plan for the whole devel­op­ment of the area around the for­mer Lau­cala Bay Sec­ondary School and the Voda­fone Arena,” he said. “And part of the Mas­ter Plan would be the con­nec­tion be­tween Damodar City and the Damodar City Aquatic Cen­tre and the whole of the Sports Coun­cil Com­plex.”

Photo: Jus­tine Man­nan

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