Saturday September 29, 2012
Govt allocates RM50mil to build 30 artificial football turfs
KUALA LUMPUR: About RM50mil has been allocated for the construction of football fields with artifical turf and floodlights at 30 selected locations nationwide.
Work on the project is expected to begin in October and completed by the end of the year, according to the 2012-2013 Economic Report released by the Finance Ministry yesterday.
According to the report, an additional RM15mil has been allocated to build 150 futsal courts across the country.
There are 1,751 public futsal courts now benefitting about 1.5 million users annually.
The report said the government had allocated RM30mil this year to enable athletes to compete in international tournaments, especially in high performance sports.
The allocation has been utilised for several projects, including training as well as development and maintaining the sports centres for the benefit of 5,192 athletes. ó Bernama