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State bodies working hard to promote youth abilities, skills


KUWAIT: Official bodies lavish noticeable efforts to offer Kuwaiti youth a chance to develop their abilities and skills, especially in sports. Part of this is the cooperation between the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) and the Public Authority for Youth (PAY) which has led to the emergence of 37 football pitches in public parks nationwide. The Kuwait Municipality has contributed to the effort by providing the areas for the fields.

The pitches are covered with artificial turf, and surrounded by high walls of wire nets, said a report issued Sunday by the media services and the new media department at the Ministry of Information. They are also provided by benches for spectators.

Assistant Undersecretary at the ministry Munira Al-Hwueidi said the fields encourage Kuwaiti youth to make the best use of their capabilities and energy, especially during vacations. She added that there are 11 of such pitches in the capital, eight in Hawalli, six in Al-Ahmadi and five in Farwaniya, and seven others in Mubarak Al-Kabeer and Al-Jahraa. More areas will be provided for new fields.

In addition, 48 children’s playgrounds have been constructed in parks nationwide. Hwueidi pointed to a future plan by the PAAAFR for adding 40 other areas to be turned into basketball, volleyball, and handball courts. The plan includes 39 children’s playgrounds and 18 closed halls for indoor games. – KUNA

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