Photos by Amir Hossein Khorgooei, ISNA
The construction of the soccer stadium in Bandar Abbas has not been completed after 13 years. The delay has been blamed on the previous contractor which was recently replaced. But the project is also suffering from lack of adequate funding which is threatening the delayed opening scheduled for March 2010. (see related report by ISNA - in Persian)
Hormozgan is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the south of the country, facing Oman. Its area is 68,475 km2, and its provincial capital is Bandar Abbas. The province has 14 islands located in the Persian Gulf, and 1,000 km of coastline. Bandar Abbas is a port city which occupies a strategic position on the narrow Straits of Hormuz, and it is the location of the main base of the Iranian Navy. It had an estimated population of 352,173 in 2005.
Photos: hiraz Resident's
Long Wait For Freedom
Following photos show the construction progress of Azadi Stadium in the city of Shiraz. Azadi means means freedom in Persian. The residents of Shiraz have been waiting for 13 years now to see the completion of the construction and walking into the Azadi Stadium.
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