By our correspondent
LAHORE: The first meeting of the POA Working Group for the 14th South Asian Games 2023 was held at the Olympic House in Lahore on Saturday.
Muhammad Aamir Jan, President Punjab Olympic Association, chaired the meeting. Javed Rasheed Chohan, Director Admin Sports Board Punjab represented the Punjab government. The secretaries of the concerned National Sports Federations attended this important meeting in person and on zoom, the POA said. Matters including sports infrastructure facilities available in Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Gujranwala including accessibility, parking areas and seating capacities, requirements of upgradation of the available facilities to bring them up to international standards as well as new construction and requirement of equipment for the competition venues as per international standards were discussed in detail.
“The priority options of the cities for organizing competitions of respective National Sports Federations in the 14th South Asian Games were collected,” the POA said. “The National Sports Federations have been requested to conduct surveys and visit the competition venues of the proposed cities and make a complete workout plan of their requirement of equipment to be installed, upgradation, renovation of the competition venues and training venues to conduct competitions in a befitting manner,” the POA added.