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World's largest university for women in Saudi to boost female sports

The Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), which is believed to be the largest women's university in the world, has signed an agreement with the Saudi government General Authority for Sports to promote healthy lifestyles amongst women and to increase women's sports participation.

The agreement forms part of the "Vision 2030" project that aims to revitalise and transform Saudi Arabia.

It will see the General Authority for Sports and the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee increasing the scale of community participation in sports from 13 per cent to 40 per cent by the year 2030.

Princess Reema, who became the first Saudi woman to be appointed as an undersecretary for the female section of the Authority spoke of the importance of sports for the Saudi community.

She said society needs to spread this culture and promote it. "I am so proud of seeing PNU's huge potentials and its facilities, as well as the motivational halls provided for everyone."

The new facilities will have a number of sports halls and a stadium, in addition to an Olympic-class swimming pool that will be available all weekdays.

These halls will include basketball, volleyball, aerobics, hiking, bicycles, as well as weight loss exercises, full-body exercises and a variety of other sports.

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