SHILLONG, Oct 10: Meghalaya has been promised Rs 300 crore for the development of infrastructure so as to host the National Games 2022 as has been informed by the state’s Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday.
“An amount of Rs 300 crore for the construction of stadiums for the national games will be funded by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,” Tynsong had said.
He informed that land measuring about 50 acres has already been identified at the New Shillong Township.
Tynsong however said that additional land about 70 acres would also be utilized for building the games village. “For building the games village, fund has to be managed by the state government,” he added.
He however did not have an answer as to why the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment came into the picture in funding the state for building infrastructure to host the national games.
Tynsong informed that the sports department would also complete the process of engaging consultant, architect, and chief executive officer of the national games by November 15.
Asked about the usual delay in completing big projects in Meghalaya, with only four years remaining to build huge infrastructure for the national games, Tynsong said, “the state government is determined to complete all required infrastructure within 2022.”