The construction work of the Sheikh Kamal Krira Complex is all set to start from November this year, informed the chairman of Abahani Limited, Salman F Rahman, on Friday on the occasion of the 67th birth anniversary of the prestigious club's founder.
Already the facelift of the Abahani ground has started with a Chinese construction company given the responsibility to complete the construction work, which will cost around Tk 4500 crore.
“I am hopeful that we can start the construction work of the Sheikh Kamal Krira Complex from November. On every August 5, we had to hear many criticism that Abahani are not doing well on the field but this time around, we have clinched the title in cricket, football and hockey. And I hope that we will continue this success in the coming days,” Salman told the media.
On August 5, 2015, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the sports complex, once completed, would change the lives of Dhanmondi residents as well as all Dhaka dwellers.
She made the comments while speaking as the chief guest at a discussion commemorating the 66th birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal, the premier’s younger brother who was killed alongside his family on August 15, 1975.
Currently, the Abahani field in Dhanmondi is used by the club players as a practice venue. The locals also use the field to exercise and play different sports throughout the day.