Sports school project in limbo

Comprehensive involvement in sports will create quality athletes

Published : 12 Oct 2021 08:55 PM | Updated : 13 Oct 2021 01:42 PM

It is disconcerting to note that a three-year project of building sports schools has not yet been completed although six years have elapsed. The project management now seeks more time and money to complete the work.

The third amendment proposal of the project titled “Establishment of Sports Schools in Chattogram and Rajshahi under Bangladesh Sports Education Institute” has been sent to the Planning Commission. The cost of the project, meanwhile, increased to Tk 162.46 crore from the original Tk 87.67 crore.

Sports play an integral role 

in a country’s recognition 

and all-round development

Experts opine that why does the project to build only two schools take so long? As the implementation is delayed, people's money is being wasted and opportunity is being lost. If this project was implemented in time, the skills of those who studied here would have increased.

The reasons for revising the project include construction of administrative buildings, trainee hostel buildings, officers’ quarters, dormitories, multi-sports indoor buildings, academic buildings, construction of pavilion buildings and roads, area lighting with sub-stations, football and cricket grounds with pitches, boundary walls. A third amendment has been proposed to complete the unfinished work of the organs making the surface drain.

Firstly, we have to make sure that the revised plan or the third amendment is implemented this time. If the plans were properly revised before, then by this time, we would have seen the implementation of the project. Sports play an integral role in a country’s recognition and all-round development. To prevent health disasters among the young generation living in cities, sports schools are must have. The government and other regulatory bodies must also give other types of policy support such as formation of sports grounds in adequate number.

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