RAWALPINDI: Punjab government is launching various sports projects worth Rs10 billion in the province, which would be completed by end of April said Punjab Sports Sector Development Steering Committee Chairman Hanif Abbasi.
Talking to APP, he said that AstroTurf project with floodlight facility would be completed at Viqarun Nisa Girls college here by March 31 at a cost of Rs45 million. AstroTurf would be imported from Holland.
Such facility is not available in any school or college of the country, he added.
Hanif Abbasi said, “Punjab government is utilising maximum available resources for uplift projects to facilitate the citizens, besides constructing sports facilities in schools, colleges and on available government land so that the energies of male and female students could be channelised in a constructive way and right direction.”
He also said that an indoor gym would also be built within the college premises and completed till March 31, adding that a hostel for the college would be constructed during next financial year.
Hanif Abbasi also said that co-curricular activities play a vital role in the growth and development of the students.
The committee chairman further said that playgrounds including cricket and hockey were prepared in colleges of Rawalpindi, including a big ground which has floodlights facility. Several development projects, including in education and health sectors, were completed during 2017, he added.