Bharatpur metropolis says it will resume construction of Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium soon

Bharatpur Cricket Stadium Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium
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Chitwan, September 15

The construction of Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium which was halted due to various reasons will resume soon.

The construction of the stadium came to a halt when the Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation, led by actors Sitaram Kattel and Kunjana Ghimire, withdrew their involvement, citing a lack of funds for the project.

The project will now be taken forward by Bharatpur metropolitan city as Mayor Renu Dahal has pledged to complete the project.

“It will be completed during my term as the mayor of Bhatartpur,” she said at an event held.

Dahal explained that a substantial loan is required to complete the stadium’s construction, and since there was no agreement in place for the government to cover the loan, she pointed out that progressing with the construction has become challenging.

Dahal said the construction would be carried out in phases.

In April, the government discussed taking over the responsibility to build the Bharatpur cricket stadium which has been left in limbo by the Dhurmus Suntali Foundation for the lack of funds.

Construction of the proposed Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium began on January 30, 2019. Nepalis at home and abroad as well as some expats chipped in their money, supporting the foundation financially. Everyone was hopeful that this would be Nepal’s most well-facilitated cricket stadium in a couple of years.

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