Shillong: Construction work of the proposed National Games Stadium in Mawdiangdiang under the New Shillong Township is all set to begin from January next year.
The inspection process for the stadium, to be constructed ahead of the forthcoming National Games in 2022, will be conducted before Christmas by a senior official of the Meghalaya government and representatives from the Union ministry of social justice and empowerment.
This was decided in a review meeting chaired by state chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday.
Meghalaya minister for sports and youth affairs Banteidor Lyngdoh said that the Union ministry of social justice and empowerment has recently sanctioned an amount of Rs 350 crore for the construction of the proposed stadium.
During the meeting, a presentation pertaining to the preparation for the National Games was also made by the state sports department.