Japan extend grant for construction and maintenance of ANFA Facilities

KATHMANDU: The Government of Japan on Wednesday has extended financial assistance for construction and maintenance of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Facilities.

Issuing a presse statement today, Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu said, "Approximately 7.4 million Rupees grant under the Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Project (GCGP) and Japan's "Sport for Tomorrow" initiative has been extended to ANFA for improving Satdobato Football Stadium."

A Grant contract for the project was signed and exchanged today in Kathmandu, by Masashi Ogawa, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal and Dhirendra Kumar Pradhan, General Secretary of ANFA, it said in the statement.

ANFA will use the grant to renovate the players' locker room and furnish the technical training room and office space, and to build toilet facilities in the stadium premises, as stated in the statement.

The Japanese diplomatic mission in Kathmandu expects the project to contribute towards improving the sporting sector in Nepal while also enhancing cordial relations between the two countries.

Japan is one of the major donor countries contributing in the development of Nepal.