Khalid bin Hamad: GSA keen on upgrading sports facilities

Manama, June 20 (BNA): His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of the Public Authority for Sports, affirmed that under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Hamad Al Khalifa Isa Al Khalifa, the sports scene in Bahrain continued to develop remarkably.

His Excellency said that this pace of development should be reflected in the sports infrastructure.

This came during His Highness’s visit to Isa Sports City, within the framework of His Highness’s follow-up on the status of sports facilities, and in line with Royal Decree No. 53 of 2023 regarding transferring the affiliation of facilities and projects affiliated with the Public Authority for Sports.

His Highness was accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Vice President of the General Authority of the Authority, Dr. Abdul Rahman Sadiq Askar, CEO of the Public Authority for Railways, and other officials of the Public Authority for Social Security.

His Highness stressed the importance of preparing and equipping sports facilities to host local, regional, continental and international sporting events.

His Excellency stressed the need to meet the requirements of sports federations and clubs in accordance with modern international standards in establishing and maintaining sports facilities as a national asset.

His Excellency pointed out the importance of sports facilities in developing the sports scene.

His Excellency added, by hosting sporting events, local facilities contribute to economic growth by promoting the sports industry and pushing the entertainment and investment elements of sports tourism.

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His Excellency stressed the keenness of the General Sports Authority to upgrade sports facilities to attract young people to become the preferred destination for regional and international sporting events.

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