Ilham Aliyev reviewed the progress of construction at the Skeet Shooting Complex

22 october 2014, 20:15

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his wife, chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the European Games Mehriban Aliyeva have reviewed the progress of construction at the Trap Shooting Complex in Bilajari, Baku.

The head of state and his wife were informed that the area of the complex, which is designed to host shooting sports and skeet shooting tournaments, has been expanded to 19.6 hectares. The construction of building and facilities meeting standards of the International Shooting Federation continues here.

President Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva reviewed a sketch shooting area of the complex. It was noted that all conditions will be created here for holding circular and trench shooting tournaments and trainings. There will be five shooting ranges here with one of them designed to host Olympic competitions and World Cup finals. Chairs and a 500-seat stand will be installed in each shooting range. Special attention is paid to the creation of social facilities here. A four-storey hotel is being built. It will have 20 two-bed, and two VIP rooms. There will be a conference hall, meeting and medical rooms, a room for coaches, a restaurant and a 500-car parking lot.

President Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva reviewed a shooting sports area. It was noted that 10m, 25m, 50m and 300m shooting sports competitions will be held here. There will be an 80-man 10m indoor shooting range. The facility will handle up to 483 spectators. A 50-man 25m partly-indoor shooting range will handle up to 390 spectators. There will also be an 80-man 50m and a 300m partly-indoor shooting ranges with the latter handling up to 414 spectators. The 15-man 10m, 25m and 50m indoor shooting ranges are designed to host Olympic competitions and world cup finals. These facilities will handle up to 500 spectators.

All shooting ranges have rooms for sportsmen, coaches and doctors. In addition, there will be a cafe, a restaurant, waiting and recreation rooms, conference halls, observation balconies, a press center, technical rooms, medical and doping control rooms.

It was said that the Skeet Shooting Complex will be one of the largest shooting complexes in Europe.

The head of state gave his instructions and recommendations.