Time: 10:30 AM, Nov. 24, 2017
Location: Donghu International Convention Center, Wuhan city, Hubei province, China
Senior Colonel Wu Qian, Director of the Information Office of China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) and Spokesperson of the MND
Abdulhakeem Al-Shino, CISM President
Dorah Mamby Koita, CISM Secretary General
Senior Colonel Jia Shijiang, Military Spokesperson of the Executive Committee of the 7th CISM Military World Games
Liu Yingzi, Civilian Spokesperson of the Executive Committee of the 7th CISM Military World Games
I’m from the People’s Daily, and this question goes to Vice Mayor Liu Yingzi. I'd love to know what are the planning and layout of the competition venues for this Games, what are their characteristics, what are their current construction progress, and when will those venues and facilities be put into use?
Vice Mayor Liu Yingzi:
The planning and construction of competition venues and facilities are very important for the success of a sports event. As you know, all sporting events of the 7th CISM Military World Games will be held in Wuhan, so we formulated the principle for the planning and construction of competition venues and facilities at the time of making preparation for the Games. That is, all the planning and construction of competition venues and facilities should not only meet the needs of the Games, provide convenience for the organization of the Games, but also highlight the green and ecologic concept, and realize sustainable use after the Games.
We have chosen 31 competition venues for the Games, among which, 10 are new venues and 21 are renovated existing venues. Those renovated venues are mostly belong to the universities and troops. The 31 venues are distributed into 4 areas of three towns in Wuhan, not only convenient for the traffic organization, easy for audiences to participate in, but also good for unified management.About the progress of the venues construction, 11 of the 31 venues have started, 20 have finished preliminary work. According to plan, 27 venues will be completed by the end of 2018, other 4 venues, namely the Athletes' Village, Main Media Center, main stadium of Wuhan Sports Center and Dongxihu Sports Center, will be finished by June of 2019.