Three stadiums to be built in Baghdad11/03/2012 18:36
BAGHDAD, March 11 (AKnews) - Three sports stadiums with international specifications are set to be built in Baghdad under plans announced by the director of the engineering and technical department in Iraq's Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Kamel Braihi said the three stadiums will be constructed in Sadr City, Rusafa and Tajiyyat.
The stadium in Sadr City will accommodate 30,000 spectators and has been referred to Turkish company Nurol at a cost of 116bn IQD ($99.5m). Construction should last up to approximately two and a half years.
The Rusafa stadium will also hold 30,000 spectators and will be built by Spanish company Tri Arena in approximately one year and eight months at a cost of 114bn IQD ($98m).
The stadium in Tajiyyat will accommodate 60,000 spectators and will be built by Iranian company Baland Baya in roughly two and a half years at a cost of 227bn IQD ($195m).
A number of companies placed bids for the construction of the stadiums and the offers were discussed by the ministry.
By Amir al-Daghistani