Dhangadi, 5 November: The construction of a new cricket stadium with a capacity of 50,000 spectators is progressing well in Dhangadhi, Nepal. The stadium is being built on 38 and a half bigha of land that has been allotted by the government.
The Phapla Cricket Ground and Sports Village Infrastructure Construction and Development Committee is overseeing the construction of the stadium. The committee has already prepared the detailed project report (DPR) for the stadium and is now preparing to invite tenders for its construction.
The chairman of the development committee, Suvash Shahi, who is also the architect of the stadium, has said that the stadium will be ready within two years of the DPR being finalized.
The government has allocated 1 crore 75 lakh Nepalese rupees to start the process of construction of the DPR. The total cost of the project is estimated to be over 15 billion Nepalese rupees.
The new stadium will be a major boost for cricket in Nepal. It will be a state-of-the-art facility that will meet all international standards. The stadium will also help to attract more international matches to Nepal.