Prime Minister Mustafa visited the site where the works for the construction of the National Stadium will begin

14.03.2017

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa, accompanied by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Kujtim Shala and President of the Football Federation of Kosovo, Fadil Vokrri, visited the place where it is expected to begin works for the construction of the National Stadium of Kosovo.

Prime Minister Isa Mustafa expressed his satisfaction with the work being done by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and the Football Federation of Kosovo in preparation of stadiums in accordance with all the requirements of UEFA and FIFA, in which international matches will be held.

Looking closely at the place where will begin construction of the National Stadium, Prime Minister Mustafa hopes that with the construction of these sports facilities, it will be competed not only in the region, but will all countries of European Union.

"We will fulfill all the criteria of UEFA and FIFA. As Government, we are glad that we have managed to conclude some investment in some areas and we have created space now that we deal with sport. Even sports organizations, citizens, and also young people deserve that we prioritize this field and we will do our utmost to ensure the necessary means, whether budgetary or from other organizations and other countries. There are such financing lines which we've researched so far and we can use them to build the stadium here, which will meet all requirements of FIFA and UEFA, for later on to build the other additional or following stadiums that will be a liaison with this, to support the deployment of the Faculty of Physical Education in this area, " the prime minister said.

Further, Prime Minister Mustafa stressed that based on the initiative of Minister Shala, it will be cooperated with the municipality of Obiliq, if it is needed a larger area so that all sports facilities lie in that part of Prishtina.

"To create a space that Kosovo deserves with this useful infrastructure and expected by our citizens," said Prime Minister Mustafa, congratulating minister Shala and the President of the Federation for the work done and making sure that the Government will do its best to support, so that this country for several years will give a wonderful view of Prishtina and entire Kosovo.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Kujtim Shala, said that they are working intensively to improve the condition of facilities and sports infrastructure, as it has been left in an poor condition.

"During these two years there has been significant progress, but previous condition makes this now inadequate. We must continue to work hard and increase investments. Now we are interested that investments in the stadium of the city of Prishtina and in the Olympic Stadium "Adem Jashari" go under the foreseen dynamics, so that we manage to finalize those works and our clubs and the national team can play football as scheduled in Kosovo, "the minister said.

Minister Shala further added that these facilities have a sufficient budget, while for the Olympic Stadium an assistance will be provided by the Federation with its own funds and with assistance from UEFA and that they are ready that within two and a half months to invest about 1 million 600 thousand euro, so that the stadium is ready for the clubs.

"Also, we will ensure that the works are qualitative, not like those of the first phase. We will test the work in stages and will invite experts of UEFA and FIFA, of infrastructure, to supervise each stage, so that after we do the investments, we get the guarantee for licensing facilities, "said Minister Shala.

President of the Football Federation of Kosovo, Fadil Vokrri, informed Prime Minister about the work being done on the construction of two stadiums, "Adem Jashari" in Mitrovica and the construction of the city stadium in Prihstina.

"Together with the Minister have sought every opportunity to prepare the stadium in Mitrovica so clubs do not have the fortune of the previous year, not to have the chance to represent Kosovo," said President Vokrri.

Since it is a short time, Vokrri hopes for the maximum of work to be done, so within two months the stadium "Adem Jashari" is ready for clubs which can earn the right to play in UEFA competitions.

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