KUWAIT: Sports in the country will be seeing a huge leap filled with great achievements in the foreseeable future, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said yesterday. The Minister made this remark, to the press, following a tour he took to newly constructed sports establishments of Abdullah Al-Khalifa stadium and Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah complex for indoor sports.
Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud pointed out that these newly sports venues have been built in accordance to international standards to meet the country’s goals to improve sports and provide athletes with all necessary needs to help them excel in their fields.
He added that Sheikh Saad Al-Abduallah complex is considered a “grand” sporting venue that consists of three major buildings: one for multipurpose stadium that could seat 5,000 people; the second for Basketball and the third for volleyball of which each could fit in 1,000 spectators. The minister pointed out that the construction of the complex will be finished in the first quarter of 2017.
The minister was accompanied during the tour by chairman of Public Authority for Sport (PAS) Sheikh Ahmad Al-Mansour Al-Sabah and his vice chairman Sheikh Humoud Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah. Both officials said that PAS is keen on communication with all technical and advisory channels to complete these sports establishment in a timely fashion. – KUNA