Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced to set up the Kalinga International Sports City in Bhubaneswar to organize mega international events in future.
He announced this on the concluding day of the Asian Athletics Championship at Kalinga Stadium. The championship ended on Sunday with Odia athlete Purnima Hembram bagging a bronze medal in heptathlon.
Though details of the sports hub are yet to be finalized, sources in the sports department said it would have facilities for kinds of sports and games. The state sports department will engage an international agency to finalize detail project report for the international sports complex.
“The proposed sports city would make us eligible to bid for most international competitions including Commonwealth and Asian Games,” said Naveen on the closing day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships at Kalinga Stadium.
With an aim to provide best of the sports infrastructures in other parts of the state, Naveen also announced to set up four satellite stadiums with world class infrastructures in four other municipal corporations – Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur and Rourkela.
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