Libya to Spend $314m Building 11 Stadiums

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)

 

2 Responses to Libya to Spend $314m Building 11 Stadiums

  1. Mohammed Saadi 24th April 2013 at 6:49 am #

    I need to wake our Minister Awad Ibrahim Elbarasi up and tell him to go to his children schools and our main hospitals that are suffering from lack of being there at all.

    I do not know where are these guys living, where the schools and hospitals are in very horrible conditions and Minister Awad Ibrahim Elbarasi wants to build 11 stadiums?????
    I think if Minister Awad Ibrahim Elbarasi think better and go for 11 hospitals and bring all their staff from US and UK and Germany it would be at least better idea and save the country billions of $ spent on the medical care of the Libyan people.

  2. Mohamed A 30th April 2013 at 4:36 am #

    Please wake up and smell the coffee as they say. We need Schools, Hospitals, fix our roads, and under ground .... Homes for the young people who should be married by now.. What is wrong with these people ?

    People of Libya need hospitals and staffs from US and UK and Germany it would be at least better idea and save the country billions of $ spent on the medical care of the Libyan people.

    Oh Allah...

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