Cauayan City, Isabela—Seventeen murals of the United Nations, showing the sustainable development goals, are now added attraction in the sports complex in this city between the Sierra Madre and the Caraballo mountains.
Mayor Bernardo Faustino Dy said “It’s the first of its kind, a Sustainable Development Goals inspired Sports Complex across the country.”
Athletes and sports enthusiasts will be excited to see new facilities slowly shaping up in the locality.
With features at par with high class standards, they are expected to boost sports not only in the city but in the entire country as well, Dy said.
The colorful, life-sized murals highlighted each of the UN’s sustainable development goals: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health & well-Being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water & Sanitation, Affordable & Clean Energy, Decent Work & Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities & Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life on Land, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and Partnership for the Goals.
Local residents and visitors were around the sports complex to take their pictures with the UN paintings as background amid the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Meanwhile, Cauayan Information Officer Atty. Reina Consorcia Santos said the newly constructed Sports Complex would be named after the late Governor and former Cauayan City Mayor Benjamin Dy.
Local officials said the murals have yet to be officially unveiled while the city government was waiting for the other facilities to be completed.
Santos revealed that the Isabela Artist Circle, a group of talented artists and painters from Isabela, was behind the world-class artwork.
The Mayor Benjamin G. Dy Sports Complex sits on a 300-hectare open-filled land in Barangay Tagaran , Cauayan City.