China offers Alassane Ouattara stadium to Ivory Coast

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China - Côte d'Ivoire cooperation is in good shape, and last Saturday, President Alassane Ouattara and the Chinese Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire, HE Mr. Wan Li inaugurated the Olympic Stadium in Côte d'Ivoire. An ultra modern stadium with all the amenities, which can accommodate over 60.000 people.

A three-level stadium whose keys were handed over to the President of the Republic, sponsor of the infrastructure according to Amidou Sylla, Mayor of the commune of Anyama.

“After an emergency meeting of the Municipal Council of Anyama, Mr. President, your name was chosen for the Olympic stadium of Ebimpé which is now called Stade Alassane Ouattara. The handing over of the keys to President Alassane Ouattara was made by the Chinese Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire HE Mr. Wan Li in these words “The Ebimpé Olympic stadium is a gift from China to Côte d'Ivoire to organize the 2023 African Cup.China and Côte d'Ivoire are good development partners, ”said the Ambassador.

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For Minister Danho Paulin who has shed some good sporting results for Ivorians since President Alassane Ouattara came to power in 2011, namely the 2013 Cadet CAN, the 2015 Senior CAN, Cissé Cheick Salah's medals and…. At the Olympic Games, the performances of Murielle Ahouré, Cissé Gueu, Ta Lou in athletics, the organization of Afro Basket, African games is proof that President Alassane Ouattara is a builder, who loves youth and sport, hence the construction of the Olympic Stadium and many others that could host CAN 2023.

For the President of the Republic who was very happy to receive the keys to the stadium that bears his name, the construction project of the Ebimpé stadium was among the projects of the National Development Plan

“Among these programs, the sports sector worksite, in order to provide Côte d'Ivoire with sports infrastructure capable of hosting major international sporting events.

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Thus the Ebimpé stadium, a project dear to the father of the nation, President Félix Houphouët Boigny, has resurfaced.

To move from the idea of ​​the project to the realization of the work, the People's Republic of China has kindly supported Côte d'Ivoire. Today it is done. This architectural jewel is the pride of the Ivory Coast, Africa and the sports world ” entrusted the head of state.

It should be noted that it was in 2014 that an agreement was signed by the two states for the construction of the Olympic stadium. The Alassane Ouattara stadium in Ebimpé includes a football and rugby field, an athletics track with eight (8) curved lanes and ten lanes in synthetic resin, two large electronic LED display screens, a lighting system of the land, a sound system, 60.000 spaces equipped with seats, 143 functional rooms, an indoor car park with a capacity of 1400 spaces.

Angel Samuel

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