Tsunami-hit Aceh province to get synthetic pitch

The football world body FIFA is planning to fully fund a football field with synthetic grass in Banda Aceh, capital of Aceh province, by mid-2007," deputy chairman of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) Kaharuddin Syah told Anatra newsagency. The synthetic grass is made in Germany and might be used for 30 years, he said adding the project would cost Rp 6-7 billion. PSSI will soon write a letter to the Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam governor for a follow-up to the FIFA-funded project.