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Kathmandu: Minister for Youth and Sports Biraj Bhakta Shrestha has shared that the Ministry has allocated Rs 43.4 million for the preparation of international-level sports competitions, including the Paris Olympics Mission-2026, and the Sixth Asian Indo Martial Arts-2024.  

During the discussion on the Appropriation Bill in today’s meeting of the National Assembly, Minister Shrestha mentioned that special training would be imparted to more than 200 athletes of national-level 10 games for the grand international sports competition. 

He explained that Rs 29 million has been allocated for their participation in different international-level competitions. Rs 1.1 million has been earmarked for developing traditional sports including chess, dandi biyo, and horse riding. 

Stating that the budget has been allocated to organize 11 different international level competitions for the development and expansion of tourism through the medium of sports, the Sports Minister added that RS 40 million has been allocated to build a ‘High Altitude Training Centre’ to attract domestic and foreign players for training at Patarasi of Jumla.  

The Ministry has allocated Rs 20 million to build a high-altitude training covered hall of Taekwondo at Shailung of Dolakha, he underlined. 

Priority has been given to constructing infrastructures at Mulpani Cricket Stadium, flood light installation at Kirtipur-based cricket ground, arrangement of fitness hall and equipment for athletes, and establishment of the sports training center for the coming fiscal year, shared the Sports Minister.