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State Minister: Government mulls building three int’l standard stadiums

  • Published at 11:34 pm February 13th, 2020
State Minister for Youth Zahid Ahsan Russel
File photo of State Minister for Youth Zahid Ahsan Russel Dhaka Tribune

Replying to a starred question made by treasury bench lawmaker Mohammad Shahiduzzaman Sarker, he informed the House that currently, there are nine international standard stadiums across the country

State Minister for Youth and Sports Mohammad Jahid Ahsan Russel Thursday told the Jatiya Sangsad 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 Mohammad 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-stadiums 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 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 Mohammad Mamunur Rashid Kiron.

The government is considering increasing the facilities in the sports establishments, he added.