Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju announced that the Central Government is going to set-up three Sports Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Itanagar.
Talking to media persons, Rijiju said that the CoE will be for Martial Arts, Weight Lifting and Boxing. He also informed that these centres will have a capacity of 300 sportspersons with residential facility.
Rijiju held a review meeting with the Arunachal Pradesh Government and discussed about the sports infrastructure in the state.
The minister also informed that the government will also set up 12 to 15 football stadiums with Astro-turf football pitches across the state in the next three years. He also stated that the government of Arunachal will also host the North East Youth Festival, 2019.