New Delhi, Jan 30 IANS | 11 months ago

India and the Netherlands Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in the field of sports.

The MoU was signed by India's Sports Minister Jitendra Singh and his Dutch counterpart Edith I. Schippers, who is currently on a visit heading a Netherlands delegation.

The MoU provides for exchange of knowledge and experience in the fields of sports management, competition infrastructure set-up, coaching, training systems, training of referees for various sports disciplines and top-sport development through youth academies, the sports ministry said in a statement.

The MoU also provides for cooperation and exchange programmes in the field of innovative sports infrastructure development and management including financial development, spatial area development, planning of sports infrastructure and facilities, designing of sports infrastructure and facilities, exploitation of resources, management training and safety and security.

Both the countries are also studying the feasibility on the area development and resource exploitation possibilities around one major stadium in Delhi and feasibility study on the development and management of turnkey indoor sporting units.

(Posted on 30-01-2014)

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