Joint inspection of site for construction of National Games stadium before Christmas

Shillong, Dec 3: Officials of the state government and those from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will jointly inspect the proposed site for the construction of stadium for the National Games 2022 at Mawdiangdiang soon.

After a meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma which reviewed the state’s preparations for the national games, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh informed that the joint inspection with the officials of the ministry would be conducted before Christmas.

He said that the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has recently sanctioned Rs 350 crore for the construction of the state of the art international stadium for the National Games at Mawdiangdiang under the New Shillong Township.

According to the Minister, work may start from January next year.

During the meeting, a presentation pertaining to the preparation for the National Games was made by the sports department.

Meghalaya needs to engage over 7,000 volunteers for the National Games.

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