The government has proposed a budget of MVR 190 million for sports development, in the state budget proposed for 2023.
Minister of Finance, Ibrahim Ameer officially submitted the projected state budget for 2023, during the People’s Majlis sitting held on Monday.
As such, submitting the proposed state budget for the upcoming year, Minister Ameer revealed that the expenses for sports development initiatives for 2023 is expected to be reduced, as many initiatives by the government have now been completed.
Further, the proposed budget also includes several infrastructure projects for sports development, spanning a number of islands.
According to the figures, MVR 430,000 has been allocated for the development of the Henveiru Stadium in the capital, Malé City with MVR 55.6 billion allocated for the development of the National Football Stadium more commonly known as the Galolhu Stadium.
In addition to this, MVR 6.2 billion has been allocated to develop the National Basketball Center, MVR 3.4 billion for the development of the Table Tennis Center, MVR 1.6 billion to develop the Netball Center, MVR 2.1 billion for the National Volley Court, MVR 283,500 to develop the Malé Indoor Volley Court and MVR 1.4 billion to construct a Football Training School in Hulhumalé.
The state budget proposed for 2023 includes initiatives to develop football stadiums in many islands, building fences and walls around them as well as installing stairway, lighting systems and changing rooms.
It also includes the development of swimming tracks in islands, volleys courts, indoor volley courts, youth centers, children’s parks, outdoor gyms, futsal grounds, synthetic tracks, indoor complexes, skating parks and other such important initiatives.