The president commented on the words of Dominican Luis Mejia, president of Centro Caribe Sport, who stressed that “El Salvador will achieve in a year and a half what it takes others six years”.
According to Bukele, Few people know that the venue for the games was Panama, but after a last-minute cancellation, El Salvador decided to assume it and save these games, for the benefit of thousands of athletes in the region, unlike the six years that all the venues have “we would only have a year and a half to organize them” Bukele said.
“We are running with the last details (these days will be a lot of work) to have the best Central American and Caribbean Games, we will be ready,” he stated.
On the other hand, Mejía again congratulated the Salvadorans for their organization in record time, and praised the preparation of the sports facilities for the event that will be inaugurated on June 23.
Having concluded the inspection visit, we are totally satisfied with everything we have seen with the completion of the sports facilities. The country is on the verge of achieving a feat because every Central American and Caribbean venue is granted a six-year term for its organization, and for the construction and remodeling of its facilities, he said.
The regional executive pointed out that the so-called “Thumbelin-o of the Americas” assumed the organization of the games after Panama was discarded as host due to the pandemic.
“El Salvador took on the challenge, and in a year and a half is achieving what others had to wait six years to do. For that reason, I speak of feat, but to this I want to add that they are facilities built at the best level, with what each sport demands, through their technical directors,” he said.
At this moment, Salvadorans are putting the final touches to several facilities such as the Jorge “El Mágico” González National Stadium and the Central American Village at the University of El Salvador, while the fire that will light the cauldron that will burn during the sports festival from June 23 to July 8, is passing through the national geography.