His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Monday the Kuwaiti sportspeople, thanks to their perseverance, were able to make outstanding achievements.
"At the behest of His Highness the Amir the government continues to offer limitless support to the sportspeople in order to help them hoist Kuwait's flag high at international sports events," he said.
His Highness the Prime Minister made the press remarks on the fringes of the inauguration ceremony of the new premises of Kuwait Bowling Sporting Club held under his auspices.
The event gathered Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, a number of ministers, and senior officials of His Highness the Prime Minister's Diwan, the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, the Public Authority for Youth and the Public Authority for Sport.
"The inauguration of the new building of the Club falls in the framework of the government support to the sports activities," His Highness the Prime Minister said, noting that the building adds to the list of sporting edifices opened in Kuwait in the recent years.
He promised that the government will continue backing up the Kuwaiti youth and meet their aspirations in the coming years, commending the role of the Public Authority for Sport (PAS) in promoting the sports movement in Kuwait.
Meanwhile, PAS Director-General Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Sabah said the-state-of-the-art sports facilities will give a quantum leap forward to the sports movement in the country. "PAS is keen on implementing the sports projects in keeping with the world's latest standards with a view to fostering the talents of the young generation," he stressed.
"The executive board of PAS is working on a number of key projects, notably the Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah indoor complex which will be a model venue for basketball and volleyball games," he said.
Sheikh Ahmad thanked the political leadership for supporting PAS and His Highness the Prime Minister for attending the inauguration of the bowling club.
On his part, Sheikh Talal Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, president of the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) and Kuwait Bowling Federation (KBF), said the new building of the club will encourage the Club's members to make new achievements in the coming period.
"The Club will host the world bowling championship, which will be held for the first time in the Middle East, in 2017, and the Asian championship the following year," Sheikh Talal pointed out.
After the ceremony, His Highness the Prime Minister toured the facilities of the Club and was briefed on the services it will offer to the bowling players and the preparations for the coming sports events.