President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi gives a speech during the inauguration of national projects in some governorates via video conference on Monday, January 15, 2018 - Press photo
CAIRO – 15 January 2018: On Monday, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has inaugurated the Sports City of Port Said, one of the major projects opened via video conference.
The sports city houses many facilities like an Olympic-size swimming pool, training swimming pool, indoor halls complex, hockey arena with stands, squash complex, social club, five-a -side football pitches, two tennis arenas and a football stadium.
The city, established between the El-Dawahi and El-Zohour districts on 76 square kilometers of land, cost LE 356 million and the facilities are expected to serve 5000 families.
The city was revitalized after 15 years of neglect, the development process started in 2016 after the president declared 2016 as the Year of Youth.
The Minister of Sports and Youth, Khaled Abdel Aziz followed the development process and revealed that the Sports City of Port Said is one of the biggest sports associations in the country and it is ready to host large sports events.
At the same time, President Sisi inaugurated projects in other governorates via video conference, including two hospitals in Banha, a military hospital in Shibin El-Kom, and the first complex of Zewail University, remarking that it is important to preserve good health projects.