8th Nepal National Games: Govt. Spends Highest-ever Sports Budget!

Nepal spent around NPR 480 million in view of the 8th National Games for sports infrastructure development
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8th Nepal National Games: Govt. Spends Highest-ever Sports Budget!

Nepal has planned its 8th National Games on a grand scale.

This became evident in a recent update, which said the country has made some good investment for the sports infrastructure development in Banke.

The government has reportedly spent around NPR 480 million in view of the 8th National Games to develop:

  • Sophisticated football ground
  • Weight Lifting Academy
  • Shooting Range
  • Swimming Pool
  • Athletics Track
  • Judo Hall
  • International Cricket Ground
  • Volleyball Stadium

A total of NPR 240 million has been dedicated for the construction of Nepalgunj stadium, while the football stadium is being built at a cost of 180 million.

Nepal Sports Council Member Secretary Keshab Kumar Bista

According to Nepal Sports Council Member Secretary Keshab Kumar Bista, this is the highest-ever infrastructure investment that the country has made in its sports history.

While the opening ceremony of the event has been scheduled for April 18, 2019, 16 of 35 games have already ended after a start from April 10, 2019. Nepal Army garnered highest number of medals in the concluded games.

It is noteworthy that paragliding is making its first-ever entry to the National Games this year. The paragliding competition part of 8th National Games has been scheduled in Pokhara from April 19, 2019.

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