Three-party MoU for multi-purpose stadium

Kathmandu, October 12

Nepal Jorkhane Sports Association today reached agreements with International Jorkhane Sports Federation and Kirtipur Municipality for the construction of multi-purpose stadium.

NJSA President Surendra Manandhar and IJSF President Mohsen Mehralizadeh signed the memorandum of understanding regarding the financial assistance for the stadium which is estimated to cost Rs 920 million. As per the MoU, IJSF would bear 75 per cent of the amount, while the NJSA would manage the remaining money.

Also, Manandhar and Kirtipur Municipality Mayor Ramesh Maharjan exchanged the MoU for the land required to construct the stadium. Mayor Maharjan said the municipality would provide the NJSA with 18-20 ropanis of land at Kirtipur Municipality Ward No 10 for the stadium.

NJSA President Manandhar said the association would come up with Detailed Project Report at the earliest and start the construct works. “We have planned to complete the project within five years,” he said. IJSF President Miralijade, who is also the former vice-president of Iran, said the sport had a lot of potential in Nepal. “I would like to urge the NJSA to concentrate in the construction of the stadium,” he said.

NSJA General Secretary Ravi Ghimire informed the stadium would have a multi-purpose covered hall, swimming pool, hostel, restaurant and gymnasium. “We are constructing this stadium with a concept of a mini Olympic Academy,” he added.

Meanwhile, NJSA is organising the first South Asian Jorkhane and Wrestling Championship at the National Sports Council covered hall from Friday. A total of 80 players from eight countries will take part in the championship that features 12 events — seven in jorkhane and five in wrestling, informed NJSA General Secretary Ravi Ghimire. Sumir Sah, Mukesh Kumar Thakur, Kundan Sah Turaha, Rohit Maharjan, Rojan Maharjan, Raju Maharjan and Rojit Maharjan will represent Nepal in the championship.