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Government ready to consider doubling national sport budget – PM

The national sports budget, the national sports school, the agreement which Valletta Football Club is making with Arab investors, and the new shooting ranges were among the themes discussed in an exclusive interview which PM Joseph Muscat gave to TVMSport and which will be broadcast in full this evening in a special edition of the programme on TVM2 at 20:45.

Speaking to the presenter, Sandro Micallef, PM Muscat said that the Government was ready to consider doubling the national sports budget once the sports federations and associations set specific targets.

In the interview, Dr Muscat also mentioned how the Government is ready to even consider having a sixth form at the national sports school so that the students who spend five years at this school can continue their studies there.

The PM referred to the project by Valletta FC which has interested investors from the United Arab Emirates and said that an agreement is close to being signed. The project involves an investment of close to €150 million in a stadium and sporting complex.

Speaking about the shooting ranges, Dr Muscat said that an agreement has been reached with the Maltese Shooting Federation so that the complex at Ta’ Kandja will be managed by the Government, for an annual calendar of events to be created which will be organised by the Federation.

 

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