Dear Media Friends,
The first meeting of the POA Working Group for 14th South Asian Games 2023 in Pakistan constituted by Lt Gen Syed Arif Hasan HI (Retd), President Pakistan Olympic Association, was held today on 20 March, 2021 at 1430 hours at POA Olympic House, Lahore under the chairmanship of Mr. Muhammad Aamir Jan, President, Punjab Olympic Association. Mr. Javed Rasheed Chohan, Director Admin, Sports Board Punjab represented the Government of Punjab. The Secretaries General of the concerned National Sports Federations attended this important meeting in person and on Zoom.
The discussion made on the following points and sought suggestions / proposal of cities and venues to conduct the competitions of respective National Sports Federations in the 14th South Asian Games:-
· Sports infrastructure facilities available in Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Gujranwala including accessibility, parking areas and seating capacities etc.
· Requirements of upgradation of the available facilities to bring them upto international standards as well as new construction.
· Requirement of Sport equipment for competition venues as per international standards.
The priority options of the cities for organizing competitions of respective National Sports Federations in the 14th South Asian Games were collected. The National Sports Federations have been requested to survey / visit the competition venues of the proposed cities and make a complete workout plan of their requirement of equipment to be installed, upgration / renovation of the competition venues and training venues etc. to conduct competitions in a befitting manner.
Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Pakistan Olympic Association