KP to have 150 sports facilities under PM 1000 Playground Project

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PESHAWAR, Nov 13 :Director Prime Minister 1000 Ground Project Murad Ali Mohmand Friday said that the Rs 1178.97 would incur on establishing various sports facilities out of which 150 would be ready by June 2021.

Talking to APP, Murad Ali Mohammad said that as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to promote sports activities among youth, the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has set the target of establishing as many as 204 sports facility centres in 170 Union Councils across province including merged tribal districts.

He said the five-year Prime Minister 1000 Grounds Projects would cost Rs 5500 million that would include newly introduced climbing wall for kids, cricket academies, badminton hall, Synthetic Tennis Courts, Synthetic Walking Track, Basketball Courts, Volleyball Courts, Martial Arts Arena is to promote sports culture and to increase the talent.

To promote healthy activities among youth the Cricket Ground, Cricket Pitches, leveling and dressing of grounds, football playing ground, polo ground and playgrounds, squash courts, volleyball Indoor Gymnasium, Gymnasium Hall, Table Tennis and Gym Hall, Multi-Purposes Hall are being constructed.

He disclosed that last year the number of approved schemes were 96 and this year a total of 108 projects have been approved in all 35 districts including merged tribal areas at Tehsil and Union Council levels while so far 35 Open Air Gym has been installed all across the province.

He said all the Open-Air-Gym Machines are in warranty for five years as far as maintenance of these installed machines are concerned.

The official informed that according to the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, the 1,000 sports facilities project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be completed by 2024 at a cost of Rs 5.5 billion.

For the first time, he said, the facilities are being provided for 17 different popular games in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while 35 Open-Air-Gyms have been set up in different districts.

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