Libya plans to invest 400 million dinars ($314 million) on building 11 stadiums in preparation to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Deputy Prime Minister Awad Ibrahim Elbarasi told Reuters:
"Just like Nelson Mandela unified South Africa, we hope to unify Libya under this cup ...
"We will resume construction of these stadiums in June and have asked the government for a budget of 400 million dinars to build 11 stadiums this year."
Libya had originally been scheduled to host the 2013 Nations Cup but the uncertain security situation in the country saw it swap with South Africa, who had been listed to host the 2017 event.
Recently, Sports Minister Abdussalam Guaila said Libya plans to build a new 60,000-seater stadium to host the finals, with a second 23,000-seat stadium planned for Misrata.
(Sources: BBC, Reuters)