India and the Netherlands on 30 January 2014 signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in field of Sports. MoU provides exchange of knowledge and experience in the fields of sports management, competition infrastructure set-up, coaching, training systems and training of referees for various sporting disciplines. It also decides top-sport development through youth academies.
The MoU was signed by Jitendra Singh, Union Sports Minister and Edith I Schippers Health, Welfare and Sport Minister of the Netherlands in New Delhi. At present, Edith I Schippers of Netherlands is heading a Netherlands delegation on its visit to India.
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 & security.
It also provides facility of feasibility study or detailed project repot on the area development and resource exploitation possibilities around one major stadium in Delhi. It also mentions the feasibility study on the development and management of turnkey indoor sporting units to increase broad access to sporting facilities nationwide and exploring the possibility of opening a pilot unit of the same has been included for immediate execution.
The MoU signing was preceded by delegation-level talks between the two countries in which the two sides discussed the steps to enhance co-operation in the field of sports.
Where: New Delhi
When: 30 January 2014