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Libyans try to secure land in Benghzai for disability sport facilities

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News 24 Libya reported Thursday that the Libyan Paralympic Committee (LPC) is seeking to get land set aside in Benghzai for the building of a new disability sport facility.



The move is being led by Mohammed Elsleeny (السليني), Chairman of the Libyan Paralympic Committee’s Media Committee. On Thursday, he met with President of the Municipal Council Benghazi Omar Barasi (عمر البرعصي) where he handed him a a message that specified the one hectare piece of property the LPC would like to have. Elsleeny told News 24 Libya following the meeting that it looked possible once the security situation in Benghzai improved. Elsleeny expressed to the Benghzai that he had been personally assigned to follow up on the development of the facility and others around Libya.

Since 2012 when Ali Zeidan became the Prime Minister of Libya in October 2012, one of the goals LPC has been to create five national Paralympic and disability sport training centers around the country.  They had won initial approval for this plan from the government before Zeidan was ousted from Parliament in May 2014.  Following this, the LPC modified their plans, and in October of last year, decided to focus on the development and management of new current facilities.  The plan was modified and approved by the new government to create ten new disability sport facilities, with the goal of getting four started work on in 2015 and six in 2016.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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