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Government will promote sports tourism; PM Dahal

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KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed the commitment to developing sports tourism in the country.

In his address to the nation on Tuesday on the occasion of the completion of one year of his government, 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.

He also said that the cricket grounds at Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, in Mulpani of Kathmandu, Phapla Cricket Ground in Kailali, and another one in Biratnagar and Gautam Buddha Cricket Stadium in Chitwan will be upgraded and developed as national pride projects in coordination with all three tiers of government.

He also shared that 252 athletes who won medals in South Asian and Asian sports competitions have been provided with 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.


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