Govt mulls to build three more int’l standard stadiums: minister

SANGSAD BHABAN State Minister for Youth and Sports

Md Zahid Ahsan Russel today told the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) that the government

has a plan to build three more international-standard stadiums in Cox's

Bazar, Manikganj and Gazipur districts.

Replying to a starred question made by treasury bench lawmaker Md

Shahiduzzaman Sarker, he informed the House that currently, there are nine

international standard stadiums across the country.

Responding to another starred question made by treasury bench lawmaker

Adiba Anjum Mita, Russel said the government has a plan of building mini

stadium at 491 upazilas across the country.

In the first phase, construction work of 125 mini stadiums has already

been completed while formulation of detailed project profile (DPP) is

underway for building 167 more mini stadiums at 167 upazilas under the second

phase, the state minister added.

There are, however, 297 sports establishments across the country having

facilities of sports competition and training, he said while replying to

another starred question made by treasury bench lawmaker Md Mamunur Rashid

Kiron.

The government is considering increasing the facilities in the sports

establishments, he added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)