Minister of Youth and Sports in Taiz [Archives:2004/743/Local News]

June 3 2004

Taiz Bureau
Saturday, 21 May 2004, Taiz- The Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Akwa, accompanied by Taiz Mayor Judge Ahmed Al-Hajry, and Mr. Shawgy Hayel, Chairman of Development and Planning Commission in the Local Council, paid an inspection visit to the international sports stadium project site located at the old airport. The 40,000 spectator stadium is being constructed at state expense with an estimated cost of 2.2 million Riyals.
The two officials then inaugurated the first phase of “Al-Ahly” Sports Club investment project, which consists of 13 investment units at a cost of 60 million Riyals at the expense of the Youths Care Fund. They moved on to the opening ceremony of the “Al-Saqur” Sports Club's Development Project, which cost 235 million Riyals, funded by the private sector. They were briefed, during glimpses of the club's premises, by Mr. Shawgy Haely, who is also the president of the club, about the ongoing renovation and modernization of the club, especially the ones being funded by the Ministry. The most significant of these projects is the club's new sports stadium.
The Minister and the Mayor later laid the foundation stone of an Indoor Sports Dome to be established in the Hoban area, with a preliminary estimated cost of 100 million Riyals, funded by the Youths Care Fund.