Meghalaya CM announces Rs. 100 crore for sports facilities

Correspondent SHILLONG, MAR 4 | Publish Date: 3/4/2021 1:11:16 PM IST
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrak K Sangma on Thursday laid the foundation for the construction of the Mini Stadium at BakennangNalsa, Bajengdoba, North Garo Hills District and announced that Rs. 100 crore would be spent for sports facilities in the State during the current fiscal.
“To improve sports facilities across the State, the government has earmarked Rs. 100 crore for the year 2020-21, out of which, Rs. 3 crore was sanctioned for Bajengdoba,” he said.
Funded through the State Plan Scheme at a cost of Rs. 3,01,85,000, the Bakennang Nalsa Mini Stadium will be upgraded with AIFF/FIFA certified football turf, VIP, and spectator seating galleries, modern change room facilities, media centre, office spaces, parking areas, and commercial spaces. Sangma said that the development of an outdoor football stadium in the area with a dearth of sports infrastructure will create a pathway for the youth and the citizens of the region to partake in sports and physical activities.
On the development in the road sector, he said, “The govt has enhanced the budget for road construction across Meghalaya. Compared to 2013-18, from Rs. 700 crores, MDA government has sanctioned about Rs. 1800 crores for road construction in the past 3 years”.The CM also declared that the Bajengdoba Mini Stadium will be renamed to the ‘Hamilton Stadium’ in memory of late Hamilton Momin’s contribution to music in Garo Hills. He said new stadium will be completed” by end of 2022.

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