New stadium in Sana’a [Archives:2007/1047/Local News]

May 3 2007

SANA'A, May 2 ) Gulf Championship Preparation Committee held a meeting headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Rashad Al-Alimi to discuss the reports submitted by Youth and Sport Minister Hussain Obad, head of the committee and the person in charge of preparing technical plans for hosting the Gulf 20th Championship.

The technical plan includes all aspects such as hosting other teams, preparing Yemeni team for participation, reporting sport facilities and stadiums, and locating a place for setting up a new stadium in Sana'a.

The Committee approved preparing and grassing six other stadiums for trainings as well as discussing the cultural and media activities due to accompany the Gulf 20th Championship. It also sets the budget for hosting, organizing, and beautifying Sana'a.

Further, the committee chose to erect the new stadium to the north of 60th Street, which was selected from among three sites. It also informed concerned authorities in public works to prepare the required designs for the stadium.

It is note-mentioning that the Cabinet formed a committee chaired by Al-Alimi and includes Ministers of Finance, Public Works, Youth and Sport, as well as Tourism so as to start preparing for the 20th Gulf Championship due to be held in Yemen in 2010.