Sports tourism will be promoted: Prime Minister Dahal


KATHMANDU, DECEMBER 27: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has expressed the commitment to develop sports tourism in the country. In an address to the nation on the occasion of the completion of one year of his government yesterday, Prime Minister Dahal said with the success achieved by Nepali athletes a big foundation for sports tourism has been prepared in the country. This needs to be coupled with the necessary infrastructure.

“Nepali cricket players made it to the World Cup without a well-equipped sports ground. Now every possible effort will be made to prepare well for the World Cup,” he said. Prime Minister Dahal also said that the cricket grounds of Tribhuvan University in Kirtipur, in Mulpani of Kathmandu, the Phapla Cricket Ground in Kailali, and the cricket ground in Biratnagar and Gautam Buddha Cricket Stadium in Chitwan will be upgraded and developed as a project of national pride in coordination with all three levels of government.

He also shared that 252 athletes who won medals in South Asian and Asian sports competitions were provided monthly allowances, while the victorious cricket team members were honoured with cash prizes. “Along with these incentives, the government’s focus is now on building sports infrastructure.” The government will leave no stone unturned to achieve the great potential of sports tourism by developing athletes, sports and sports infrastructure from the grassroots.