The special event marked the ceremonial opening of the sports field, the construction of which was financed by the company ArcelorMittal Zenica in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Zenica-Doboj Canton (ZDC), the Government of ZDC, and the School board of Primary School “Alija Nametak” Pehare.
ArcelorMittal Zenica invested in this project it’s a total value of BAM 240.000.
Currently, the school “Alija Nametak” is attended by about 470 students, and 53 educators work in the school. Also, five local communities and settlements, with around 12,000 residents, gravitate to this sports field, and it is expected that these fields, which were once a high-quality training ground for many sports activities and the creation of sports aces, will once again become recognizable in Zenica.
“We are very happy to have implemented this big project, which will be of great benefit to almost 500 students of this school, but also to the recreational activities of many citizens who live in this area. The built sports field is multifunctional and it will be possible to play a variety of sports. This is something that will remain for a very long time in this community. Now that the sports field is open and available to all the surrounding local communities, children, and their parents, together we need to encourage children to spend more time playing, interacting, and less on their phones, to engage in physical activity and use the beautiful conditions provided for them to grow up and develop. I am sure that ArcelorMittal Zenica will continue with more projects like this in the future because we are part of Zenica and part of the community,” said the CEO, Nikhil Mehta.
The event was also attended by the Minister of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports of ZDC, Spahija Kozlić.
“Thank to the company ArcelorMittal Zenica for this gift to this school and community. As was the case throughout the mandate, the Ministry will continue to invest in school infrastructure and education, and we are very glad that the real sector also recognizes the importance of education and contributes to such actions and projects”.