Iraq to build five olympic stadiums31/05/2012 15:08
ERBIL, May 31 (AKnews)- Ministry of Sports and Youth will construct five stadiums, each with the capacity of seating 30,000 spectators, ministry's spokesperson said.
The olympic stadiums will be constructed in Samawa, Diyala, Tikrit, Naseriya and Diwaniya said Asifa Musa. Also included in the project are a hotel and exercise ground.
Musa said five companies are competing for the project for Samawa Olympic Stadium and the winner will be indicated in a public tender on June 4.
Besides 19 foreign companies have submitted tenders for the construction of the four other stadiums.
Musa said the construction of the new facilities and the reconstruction of the older ones are due to end by 2015.
By Mohammed Abdul-Rahman