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Kazakhstan to build more sport infrastructure

08.02.2013 27846

Almaty. February 8. Kazakhstan Today - Developing mass sports and building physical training facilities everywhere are among the tasks set by the Kazakh President in his state-of-the-nation address. Participants in the meeting of the Kazakh Agency for Sports and Physical Culture announced that those tasks were being implemented.

According to Caspionet, the Deputy Kazakh Prime Minister, Yerbol Orynbayev, chaired the meeting. So, making the people of Kazakhstan go in for sports is a mission possible.

"Upon instructions of the head of the state, the government is now working on an anti-crisis road map, and I assign the Ministry of Labor and Social Security and the Agency to provide separate directions for sports infrastructure in the rural area and cities. I think we will resolve the lack of sports infrastructure through this programme in relation to the development of local governance. We will try to build adequate infrastructure in the points of support in the rural area," said Yerbol Orynbayev, Deputy Kazakh Prime Minister.

"One of the main objectives for the year 2020 is to make 30% of the citizens of our country engaged in physical culture and sports. The results of 2012 show that we are in the growth dynamics as 21.6% of the population is now engaged in sports," said Yelsiyar Kanagatov, Deputy Chairman of Kazakh Agency for Sports and Physical Culture.

The past year was fruitful for Kazakhstan in terms of awards as the country received one thousand medals at 280 international competitions. The next big event for the country is 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where Olympians will be competing for 84 sets of medals in 15 kinds of sports.

"We have a very good chance to win medals in ski sports. We plan to get qualifications for at least 40 disciplines. We will be participating in 12 out of 15 kinds of sports at the Winter Olympics," said Aleksei Kryuchkov, Director of Kazakhstan National teams and reserved athletes.

At the same time, the country is actively preparing for the Winter Universiade to be held in 2017. It is planned to construct an ice palace and an ice arena, as well as a campus in Almaty. Meanwhile, in order to bring the country's sport to a new level, participants in the meeting consider it necessary to create an institute for training professional coaches of international level, but also modern industry executives and to expand a network of children's amateur clubs. For the near future, each region has the task of building at least 2 sport and recreational facilities a year through local budget.

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