International standard stadiums in all seven provinces: Sports Minister

Bhaktapur, Oct 12: Minister for Youth and Sports Jagat Bishwokarma today said that stadiums would be built in all local levels, and international standard stadiums in all seven provinces. 

He also informed that the government has started the process to construct an international standard stadium in Bhaktapur.

Viewing that the development of sports would help implement the government's 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali' campaign, he said it has made arrangements for health and live insurances of athletes. "The government has started providing lifetime allowance of Rs 5,000 each month to a gold medal winning athlete, and Rs 3,000 to a Nepal's Olympian," he said while inaugurating the 1st Nikosera district level taekwondo tournament organised by the Nepal Sports Federation, Bhaktapur in Madyapur Thimi.

Likewise on the occasion, Chairperson of the Communist Party of Nepal Bachan Deuja stressed the need for the government to develop sports and efficiency of athletes for the development of the whole country.

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