TURA, March 4 - Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma laid the foundation stone of the PA Sangma Integrated Sports Complex at Dakopgre here today on the occasion of the late leader�s fourth death anniversary.
The Chief Minister also unveiled a statue of PA Sangma at the same function.
MP Agatha Sangma, Soil and Water Conservation Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar, Minister of Information and Public Relations James Sangma, heads of departments and senior citizens were present at the function.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that it would be the first-of-its-kind sports complex in the State, which would have a separate football ground. Moreover, a multipurpose indoor stadium will be built for basketball, volleyball, table tennis, swimming and other facilities for various indoor games, he said. There will be parking space for about 400 to 500 vehicles, he added.
The Chief Minister said that the integrated sports complex would be constructed at a cost of Rs 125 crore prior to the National Games to be hosted by the State in 2022. The funds will be provided by both the Centre and the Meghalaya Government.
The Chief Minister said that the integrated sports complex is dedicated to the late leader for his immense contribution for the people of the region as well as the nation.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister stated that a proposal for four-laning of the National Highway 51 has been submitted under the initiative of Agatha Sangma, which is expected to boost the economy and act as a major corridor from the Chittagong port in Bangladesh to Bhutan and Nepal.