FONPLATA supports the development of sport for social inclusion in Argentina

Ph. Courtesy Ministry of Tourism and Sports - Argentina

FONPLATA – Development Bank will fund the “Sports’ Infrastructure Federal Program” to contribute to improving the quality of the sports’ infrastructure of the country and strengthening the socio-community initiatives to promote sports and physical activity.

The total investment on the program is of USD 30 million, to be co-financed by FONPLATA, with USD 25 million, and local contribution, with USD 5 million.

These interventions are of federal scope and will enable the building and rehabilitation of regional sports centers throughout the national territory, the purchase of quality, accessible and safe equipment, and linking them with their socio-educational communities, as well as favoring the generation of socio-community networks in every region of the country through sports training of vulnerable population.

Thus, the investment supported by FONPLATA will create quality environments for physical activity that include all users of the community: boys, girls, teenagers, grown-ups, seniors, and athletes. Specifically, three new sports centers are planned where this type of offer does not exist: the Urban Sports Development Center in the City of Buenos Aires, the High-Altitude Training Center in the town of Tafí del Valle (Province of Tucumán), and the Caleta Olivia Sports Center (Province of Santa Cruz). In addition, new infrastructure will be added to four existing sports centers: the High-Performance Provincial Center in Posadas (Province of Misiones), the Pedro Candioti High-Performance Sports Center (Province of Santa Fe), the National Recreation Center – Ce.Re.Na. in Esteban Echeverría (Province of Buenos Aires), and the Pocito City Sports Park (Province of San Juan).

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Nation will oversee the execution of the program, Sport is an important tool for the full formation of people and for societies’ development and transformation. This program will contribute to the fulfillment of two of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals: "Good Health and Well-Being" (SDG-3) and "Reduced Inequalities" (SDG-10).