Municipality of Qazvin Spends 20b Tomans in Sports Sector
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.”