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Rs. 43.4 million allocated to prepare for int’l level sports tournament

The Nepal Weekly
July 9, 2024

Ministry of Youth and Sports, has allocated Rs 43.4 million for the preparation of international-level sports competitions, including the Paris Olympics, Mission-2026 and the Sixth Asian Indo Martial Arts-2024, according to Sports Minister Biraj Bhakta Shrestha.

During the discussion on Appropriation Bill in monday’s meeting of the National Assembly, Minister Shrestha informed that special training would be imparted to more than 200 athletes of national-level 10 games for the grand international sports competition.

He clarified that Rs 29 million has been allocated for their participation in different international-level competition as well as Rs 1.1 million has been allocated for the development of traditional sports including chess, dandi biyo and horse riding.

Informing that budget has been allocated to organise 11 different international level competition for the development and expansion of tourism through the medium of sports, the Sports Minister added that RS 40 million has been allocated to build ‘High Altitude Training Centre’ to attract domestic and foreign players for training at Patarasi of Jumla.     

The Ministry has allocated Rs 20 million to build high-altitude training covered hall of Taekwondo at Shailung of Dolakha, he added.

Priority has been given to construct infrastructures at Mulpani Cricket Stadium, flood light installation at Kirtipur-based cricket ground, arrangement of fitness hall and equipment for athletes and establishment of sports training centre for coming fiscal year, according to the Sports Minister.