Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium In Odisha’s Rourkela To Be Ready Soon: Sports Minister

Rourkela: Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera on Tuesday inspected Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium and other sports infrastructure under construction at Rourkela in Odisha’s Sundargarh district.

The Minister, along with Secretary in Sports and Youth Services department R Vineel Krishna, also inspected the Birsa Munda Football Stadium and Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium.

After visiting various sports infrastructure sites, the Minister said the construction of Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela is going on in full swing. The construction work, which had come to a halt due to COVID, is now moving at a fast pace and the stadium is expected to be completed by July 2022.

The Men’s Hockey World Cup is set to be held in Odisha in 2023. Odisha will be hosting the international tournament for the second time in a row.

The World Cup will be played at Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela and Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will soon inaugurate the indoor stadium, said the Sport Minister.

Rourkela MLA Sarada Prasad Nayak, Sundargarh District Commissioner Nikhil Pawan Kalyan, Rourkela Additional District Commissioner and Dibyajyoti Parida of Metropolitan Corporation Commission and Panposh Sub-District Commissioner Daulat Chandrakar were present.

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