Chiwtan, July 28
The government has formed a technical committee to undertake the remaining works for the Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium construction project based in Bharatpur, Chitwan.
A meeting of the Council of Ministers on July 25 decided to form the committee under the leadership of a joint secretary at the Ministry of Urban Development, Prakrina Tuladhar. The committee has been given 21 days to submit its report.
The involvement of the National Vigilance Centre will also be sought as per necessity. The decision to form the technical committee follows the tabling of a proposal in the cabinet to own the project by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Bharatpur Mayor Renu Dahal applauded the cabinet’s decision to resume the Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium construction.
“The decision is welcoming and we hope to see the resumption of construction works soon,” says Dahal.
The project was started by the Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation, but due to financial reasons, the foundation said it could not continue to build the stadium. Following that, the foundation urged Bharatpur metropolitan city to take ownership of the project and complete it as the project’s future was in limbo.
The estimated cost of the project is Rs 3 billion.