ISLAMABAD - Director General Pakistan Sports Board Syed Amir Hamza Gilani, highlighting different ongoing revamping projects in the PSB, has said the work is about to start on tennis courts where two synthetic turfs will be laid down in order to provide maximum facilities of international standard to the youth. "As synthetic courts are being used mostly around the world, thats why it was decided to provide this facility in PSB too," Gilani said in an exclusive interview to The Nation on Tuesday. He said that the repair work on squash complex and swimming pools was already under process and due to lack of funds the Board has just paid the contractor (M/s Unique Builders) Rs 8.4 million out of the total Rs 50 million budget allocated for various facilities including renovation of existing indoor & outdoor swimming pools, two toilet blocks, lying of two synthetic tennis courts, tuff pavers around tennis courts and construction of four front walls at Roshan Khan Squash Complex at a total cost of Rs 55.574 million. At present, 35 percent of total work of indoor swimming pool has been completed against the payment amounting Rs 8.4 million made to the contractor while the work on outdoor swimming pool and other items is pending due to non-release of funds by the government, he said. He pointed out that due to extreme temperature variation and chlorination effects, the trusses of outdoor swimming pools were badly rusted and there was the danger of it to collapse any moment. To avoid any unwarranted accident which could have resulted in loss of precious life, a PC-I amounting to Rs 35.537 million was prepared which was approved by the Departmental Development Working Party (DDWP) in its meeting held on Feb 10, 2009 at a cost of Rs 32.426 million. "After the start of the work, it was considered most appropriate to erect fibreglass in stead of fixing of Lasani Wood in original PC-I as false ceiling as it would not only help in keeping the trusses from rusting for a long period but also its suitability for a long time," he added. The erection of jumbolon has been proposed in order to keep the pool water at controlled temperature for longer period and to save the fuel consumption required to heat the water. "The revised PC-I with all these changes was approved by the DDWP on May 17, 2010," he said. Provision of latest facilities at the PSB is the utmost efforts of the Board and with the completion of all this work, we would be in a better position to produce best athletes in the country, he concluded.