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Gautam Buddha Cricket Stadium to be built with investment of three tiers of government

Staff Reporter Jan 11, 2024

Chitwan : The Gautam Buddha Cricket Stadium is to be constructed with joint investment by the three tiers of the government. Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation had initiated the construction of the stadium but abandoned it later.     

The construction of the stadium has been ensured with the Federal Government giving its approval to the Bharatpur Metropolitan City to construct the structure in partnership with the provincial government.     

Bharatpur metropolis mayor Renu Dahal said that a meeting of the Council of Ministers, the Federal Government, on Tuesday gave consent to the metropolis for constructing the ‘national pride’ project.     

According to her, the Federal Government will also provide funds in the form of grant for construction of the sports structure.     

As per the agreement, the land required for the stadium was to be acquired on land substitution basis, but this provision has been done away with now and the federal government gave approval to acquire land for 40 years in line with the Land Lease Act.     

Mayor Dahal said the Bharatpur Metropolitan City is proceeding ahead with the construction of the sports structure after signing land lease agreement with Tribhuvan University and the Agriculture and Forestry University.     

The Bagmati provincial government had signed an initial agreement with the metropolis for carrying out the construction works worth Rs 750 million. However, Mayor Dahal said that Rs 1 billion will be required for making the stadium fit for organizing national-level matches as per the metropolis’ plan.     

According to Dahal, works on constructing the pitch and parapet would be completed in the first phase to make the stadium fit for holding matches.(RSS)