Mehralizadeh says sports budget will increase tenfold

Oct 19, 2002
Isfahan, Feb 6, IRNA -- Iran`s Physical Education Organization
president, Mohsen Mehralizadeh, said Sunday in Meymeh, a town of
Isfahan province, that budget for the country`s sports sector will
rise by 10 times.
Mehralizadeh, who is also the vice-president, added the budget
will exceed by the end of the Fourth Development Plan.
The ranking official said his organization`s budget for
development projects will be also increased fourfold.
"The government is duty-bound to meet the youth`s needs in all
fields," said Mehralizadeh adding, "Manpower is a main factor for
development in today`s world and sporting fields can help train young
He pointed to gifted handball players of the provincial town and
vowed to allocate enough budget for completing nine semifinished
multipurpose gymnasiums in the region.