Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Qazvin Spends 20b To­mans in Sports Sec­tor

Tehran Times - - ENERGY -

Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Qazvin spent more than 20 bil­lion to­mans in the past eight years for boost­ing and de­vel­op­ing sports sec­tor in this prov­ince.

Saeed Vazirine­jad Head of Sports, So­cial and Cul­tural Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Qazvin Mu­nic­i­pal­ity an­nounced the above state­ment and said: “Over the past years, Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Qazvin spent more than 20 bil­lion to­mans in the soft­ware and hard­ware fields with the ap­proach of de­vel­op­ing pub­lic sports and boost­ing pub­lic health among no­ble peo­ple of this prov­ince.”

He put the cost spent over the past eight years for the de­vel­op­ment of sports in­fra­struc­tures of this prov­ince at 16 bil­lion to­mans and said: “Of course, this fig­ure is ex­cept to the fund spent for the con­struc­tion of new park­lands in this prov­ince.”

Vazirine­jad also put the costs spent by the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Qazvin for or­ga­niz­ing sports com­pe­ti­tions at three bil­lion to­mans and said: “To­tally, three bil­lion to­mans has been spent for or­ga­niz­ing sports com­pe­ti­tions in ur­ban, re­gional, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional lev­els as well as sup­port­ing sport teams of this city such as Caspian Foot­ball Team.”

A num­ber of 800 sport sets have been in­stalled in 63 parts of this city, he said, adding: “There was no sports fa­cil­i­ties across this city un­til 2009 but 800 sports fa­cil­i­ties have cur­rently been in­stalled in the coun­try, cost­ing over 1 bil­lion to­mans, over the past eight years, Vazirine­jad ob­served.

He fur­ther noted that 150,000 square me­ters land has been added to the sports spa­ces of this city.

Else­where in his re­marks, he re­it­er­ated: “Qazvin city was home to only two sports cen­ters, as large as 14,000 square me­ters, in 2009, run­ning un­der the strict su­per­vi­sion of Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Qazvin, but presently, the prov­ince is home to 35 in­door and out­door sports cen­ters, as large as 164,000 square me­ters, show­ing a con­sid­er­ing 10fold in­crease.”

He pointed to the cur­rent sport spa­ces which are ad­min­is­ter­ing un­der the strict su­per­vi­sion of Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Qazvin as fol­lows: Mel­lat Park­land sports field, Booyeh Chess House, Kowsar Sports Com­plex (Mel­lat Ski Piste, Chess Hall, Body­build­ing, Aer­o­bic Sa­lons, etc.), Paras­tar Skate Pitch, Bara­jin Health Road as large as 30,000 square me­ters, Mi­lad Ar­ti­fi­cial Turf, Hasht Be­hesht Club, SEPEHR Sports Com­plex, Laleh Sports Com­plex, Shahid Ra­jaee Sport Hall, Mos­alla Ar­ti­fi­cial Turf, Sho­hada-ye Choobindar Sports Com­plex, Women-Only Sports Com­plexes (Ten­nis, col­ley­ball and bas­ket­ball courts, cy­cling track, walk­ing ring, etc.) Pardis Sports Hall, Ka­man and Zereshk Ca­ble-Cabin Sports Hall, Pam­chal and Molavi sport fields, con­struc­tion of 11 sport sheds in co­op­er­a­tion with IRGC, etc.

Of the other mea­sures taken by Sports, So­cial and Cul­tural Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Qazvin Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, he pointed to the con­struc­tion of Shaghayegh Sport and Cul­tural Com­plex on a land area as large as 18,000 sq.m and said: “This gi­ant com­plex is home to the ar­ti­fi­cial turf, cy­cling track, nat­u­ral turf, ten­nis, bas­ket­ball and volleyball pitches, X-Box Hall and track-and-field piste, all of which have been con­structed ac­cord­ing to the in­ter­na­tional stan­dards.”

Turn­ing to the con­struc­tion of women-only park­land in south­ern part of the city, he said: “So­cial spa­ces, play­ground spe­cial of chil­dren, cy­cling track, out­door am­phithe­ater, sports places and com­ple­men­tary spa­ces have been pre­dicted in this park­land.”

Once this park­land is com­mis­sioned, every district of the city will be equipped with one women-only park­land, he main­tained.

Vazirine­jad also re­ferred to the con­struc­tion of 20 morn­ing sport sta­tions in Qazvin and said: “Qazvin was home only to two morn­ing sport sta­tions in 2009 but cur­rently, these sta­tions have in­creased up to 20.”

More­over, 400 sport pro­grams have been im­ple­mented in this prov­ince in the past eight years, he said, adding: “A num­ber of 400 sport pro­grams, cost­ing over 2 bil­lion to­mans, have been im­ple­mented by the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Qazvin in co­op­er­a­tion with sport boards of this city, the most im­por­tant of which can be re­ferred to: rope-tow­ing con­test, lo­cal games, climb­ing, an­cient sports, strong­est youth and teenagers in this city, fut­sal and volleyball com­pe­ti­tions dur­ing Holy Month of Ra­madan (Ra­madan Cup).”

More­over im­ple­men­ta­tion of sport pro­grams and con­tests, Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Qazvin has al­ways sup­ported na­tional and in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tions such as In­ter­na­tional Chess Con­test, Cy­cling Com­pe­ti­tions, Off-Road Con­test, or­ga­niz­ing five edi­tions of Intl. Ta­ble Ten­nis Com­pe­ti­tions, etc.

Of the other salient mea­sures taken by the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Qazvin, he pointed to the or­ga­niz­ing two edi­tions of or­ga­niz­ing medal­ists and cham­pi­ons in Asia, Olympic and world lev­els, he said, adding: “The 3rd edi­tion of Hon­or­ing Medal­ists and Cham­pi­ons will be held on Dec. 5, 2017 dur­ing Unity Week at the thresh­old of aus­pi­cious birth an­niver­sary of Holy Prophet of Is­lam, Hazrat Muham­mad (S).”

This prov­ince is home to seven sport com­plexes in Qazvin city, he said, adding: “Con­struc­tion of west­ern line of Health Road from Bara­jin Park­land to Is­lamic Azad Univer­sity (IAU), Mi­noodar Ar­ti­fi­cial Turf, Farhangsara Sports Hall, etc. will be put into op­er­a­tion by the next Ira­nian cal­en­dar year in 1397 (to start March 21, 2018).”

In the end, Saeed Vazirine­jad Head of Sports, So­cial and Cul­tural Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Qazvin Mu­nic­i­pal­ity said: “It is hoped that sports sec­tor of this prov­ince will be flour­ished in com­ing years at the un­spar­ing sup­port of wise mayor of this city and also com­pe­tent coun­cilors.”

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