ADFD okays $5m for Liberia's soccer stadium, beach volleyball field
Director-general of ADFD says the grant supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in Liberia
The UAE’s Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) that was founded in 1971 has approved a government grant worth $5m (AED18.3m) for the construction of a soccer stadium and a beach volleyball field at Monrovia, the capital of West African nation, Liberia.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between director-general of ADFD, Mohamed Said Al Suwaidi, and Liberian minister of state without portfolio, Trokon T. Kpui at ADFD’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
The development of modern integrated sports and leisure infrastructure aims to enhance social services for the Liberian population. ADFD’s grant will also be used to develop support facilities including car parks, as well as beach and boardwalk protection works.
Commenting on the support, Al Suwaidi said that though the agreement ADFD has been supporting the advancement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Liberia.
He added: “Through constructing the integrated sports complex in Monrovia, we aim to drive the implementation of SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being.”