Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly inaugurated Sports Expo 2023 on Wednesday under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. It will run on 22-25 February at the Al-Manara Convention Center.
The Prime Minister was received by the Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi. The opening ceremony was attended by a large number of ministers and officials, a group of heads of sports federations, experts, and academics in the field of sports in Egypt and the world.
Upon his arrival, the Prime Minister confirmed that the Egyptian state attaches great importance to the field of sports within the framework of a broader goal to build the Egyptian person, which also includes improving a healthy lifestyle, developing cultural and scientific awareness, unleashing creative skills, discovering and nurturing talented people, and qualifying young people in various fields.
Madbouly said that the state has paid great attention during the last period to developing and modernizing the sports infrastructure in its various facilities at the level of the Republic, which maximizes Egypt’s capabilities in sports infrastructure for the benefit of citizens, as well as to host major world championships in sports.
He added: Given the increasing reliance on the sports industry to drive economic development in various countries of the world, the opportunity has become more favorable than ever to take advantage of this great momentum on the global sports scene in establishing alliances, and attracting more global partners and international institutions to cooperate with companies and sectors.
The Minister of Youth and Sports said that the ministry participated in the Decent Life Initiative, which he described as the initiative of the era.
He added that the construction of 266 youth centers and the development of 773 other centers are underway in the first phase of the initiative.
Sobhi pointed out that the ministry implemented 984 construction projects to develop youth centers and sports clubs, with an investment return over 4 years that amounted to 8.6 billion pounds, in cooperation with the private sector, which undertook investment, construction and management with usufruct returns.
He noted that the ministry had achieved an unprecedented achievement by developing the infrastructure, until Egypt became a destination and an international center for hosting continental and international events and championships.
After opening the exhibition, the Prime Minister and his entourage inspected a number of pavilions established on its sidelines. Where Madbouly toured the Ministry of Youth and Sports pavilion, where Sobhi reviewed the activities of the ministry and gave an explanation of the activities and efforts it undertakes at all levels.
Madbouly, accompanied by Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, also visited the pavilion of Egypt Post.
The Prime Minister listened to a presentation from Sherif Farouk, Chairperson of Egypt Post, about the stages of development of the Egyptian Post and the various services it provides to citizens, and the state’s efforts to develop these services.