28 Jun 2017

Nauru sports grounds to be fixed up

11:03 am on 28 June 2017

Nauru's sports facilities are to receive a makeover with the help of the Australian government.

The 25 square kilometres of land which is Nauru, was devastated by phosphate mining which once made the Micronesian Nauruans the second wealthiest people per capita on earth.

Photo: AFP

Australia has allocated US$371,000 for the project which includes refurbishing tennis and basketball courts.

The Nauru government said it was hoped the measures would promote healthier lifestyles among Nauruans.

They are to be consulted over which facilities get an upgrade.

Nauru's Secretary of Sports, Rayong Itsimaera, said he welcomed the support and co-operation to "rev up" sports in Nauru.