Work on Kalam Cricket Stadium to start soon, meeting says
PESHAWAR: The contract for the construction of an international standard cricket stadium in Kalam has been awarded and the inauguration of the project will soon be carried out, a meeting announced on Tuesday.
Chief Minister Mahmood Khan chaired the meeting which was attended by Malakand Division Commissioner Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, Swat Deputy Commissioner Junaid Khan and other officials.
The Chief Minister on the occasion directed the affected wards to finalize all the preconditions for the official inauguration of the Kalam Cricket Stadium so that the physical works on the project can be started without delay. Briefing the meeting on various aspects of the Kalam Cricket Stadium, it was said that the state-of-the-art cricket stadium would be established on 341 kanals of land at an estimated cost of Rs 2 billion. It was added that the said project would be completed within two years. Along with other modern facilities, 600 seats would be available in the stadium for spectators.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the establishment of Kalam Cricket Stadium would help expand the cricket calendar in Pakistan and promote local tourism internationally.
The Chief Minister has called the provision of modern sports facilities for young people his government’s top priority and said the provincial government is working to establish a number of sports complexes in different districts for this purpose.