Tigray to construct $22 million international sports stadium

Tigray on Sunday launched laid the foundation stone for the construction of a $22 million new international stadium, the Co-ordination Committee of the stadium said.
The international stadium, which is said to be the first of its kind in Ethiopia, will be built in Tigray regional state in the town of Mekelle, located some 700 kilometres north of Addis Ababa.
According to APA, The Ethiopian Minister of Trade and Industry, Tadese Haile, who is also the chairman of the coordination committee of the stadium, said that the $22 million required for the construction of the stadium will be mobilized from the sports fraternity in the country.
The coordination committee said the stadium will accommodate around 30,000 spectators and will contain many modern facilities.
Ethiopia, a country with 77 million people and with millions of sports fans, has very few modern stadiums, and hardly any international standard stadiums.

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