August 4 Stadium: Burkina receives architectural plans from China

The Burkinabè Minister in charge of sports Boubakar Sawadogo received the architectural plans for the August 4 stadium on May 17 from the Chinese Ambassador to Burkina Faso Lu Shan. -we learned Thursday, from the communication service of the Burkinabe sports department.

“The Minister of Sports, Youth and Employment received on the afternoon of Wednesday May 17, 2023, the architectural plans of the August 4 Stadium in Ouagadougou. This presentation took place during an audience granted by Minister Boubakar SAVADOGO to the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Burkina, His Excellency Mr. Lu SHAN", announced on his Facebook page the Ministry in charge of Burkinabe sports.

The announcement mentions that "the stadium rehabilitation works having started without the architectural plans, the Minister Boubakar SAVADOGO as soon as he arrived at the head of the Ministry, took steps with the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Burkina, in order to obtain these precious documents which are more than 40 years old".

“The copies of these architectural plans, more than 500 pages will be of great importance in the completion of the stadium works,” she adds.

The sports department is pleased to obtain these plans which "is a sign of the good relations of cooperation between Burkina Faso and China".

According to the Ministry of Sports, this “hearing was also an opportunity for both parties to discuss the prospects for collaboration between China and Burkina Faso in terms of sports infrastructure. On the subject, leads have already been cleared”.

For the ministry, “China, which has several construction companies in Burkina, says it is ready to support the Country of Upright Men in the construction of quality sports infrastructure.

August 4th Stadium was built by the People's Republic of China. Work began in 1981. The inauguration of the stadium took place on July 18, 1984. It was then baptized “Stade du 4 Aout”, in homage to the August 1983 revolution in Burkina.

Renovation work on the August 4 stadium began in October 2021 for a period of 11 months after its suspension on March 2 by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Source: Burkina Information Agency