Saudi Arabia in bid to develop Yemen sports sector

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The plan is to renovate the hall and provide it with the latest sports equipment. (SPA)
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The plan is to renovate the hall and provide it with the latest sports equipment. (SPA)
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The plan is to renovate the hall and provide it with the latest sports equipment. (SPA)
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Updated 24 August 2020

Saudi Arabia in bid to develop Yemen sports sector

  • The renovation will contribute to reactivating the volleyball, basketball, chess, tennis and table tennis leagues

ADEN: The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY), in partnership with the Saudi Sports Ministry, has begun renovating the Martyr Ali Asaad Muthanna Sports Hall as part of the SDRPY’s aim to develop Yemen’s sports sector.
The plan is to renovate the hall and provide it with the latest sports equipment. Mohsen Ali Bebek, undersecretary in Yemen’s Ministry of Youth and Sports, said he values the SDRPY’s efforts in cooperation with local authorities in Aden.
He added that the renovation will contribute to getting life back to normal in the governorate and reviving the sports sector in Aden. He said the SDRPY has helped overcome many obstacles that faced the sector.

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The plan is to renovate the Martyr Ali Asaad Muthanna Sports Hall and provide it with the latest sports equipment. The renovation will contribute to reactivating the volleyball, basketball, chess, tennis and table tennis leagues.

Bebek said the renovation will have a great societal impact as such halls contribute to channeling youths’ potential. “The Martyr Ali Asaad Muthanna Sports Hall is a multipurpose hall, and after its renovation it will be ready to receive the youth once more,” he added.
The renovation will contribute to reactivating the volleyball, basketball, chess, tennis and table tennis leagues, he said.


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.