FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017: All Facilities Should be Ready by May 15’: Sports Minister Vijay Goel

FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017: All Facilities Should be Ready by May 15’: Sports Minister Vijay Goel

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New Delhi: This year FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 will be played in six cities, Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa, Kochi and Guwahati, from October 6-28, 2017. There were reports that at some venues the preparations were not upto the mark. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Vijay Goel, recently undertook a visit to Kochi, Kerala. The Minister expressed his disappointment at the pace at which the preparations were going on. Therefore, he had a meeting with all the concerned officers and directed that no more extension of time for completion of works may be sought and all facilities should be ready by May 15, 2017. 

Shri Goel also held a meeting with the Chief Minister, Kerala and Minister of Sports, Government of Kerala. Shri Goel urged upon them to review the work at their level, to ensure timely completion of pending work. The Minister was assured that the timeline fixed by him, i.e. May 15, 2017, will be respected and no work will be left incomplete for completion beyond this date. 

The Minister will undertake a similar visit to Kolkata on May 5. During the visit, the Minister is likely to visit the competition, as well as practice venues of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. He will also hold meetings with senior football players, Chief Minister of West Bengal, Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of West Bengal, with a view to seek their cooperation in popularizing football and make FIFA Under-17 World Cup, a success.

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