Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that an open synthetic track and Astro-turf football stadium will be built in Ladakh.
The stadium is being built at the height of more than 10,000 feet and its construction is going to be completed soon.
"This modern football stadium in Ladakh will also have a synthetic track with eight lanes. Apart from this, there will also be a hostel facility with one thousand beds. You will also like to know that this stadium has also been certified by FIFA, the biggest organisation of football," PM Modi said.
PM Modi further said that such infrastructure will also bring great opportunities in the field of sports, tourism and employment.
"Whenever such a big sports infrastructure comes up, it brings great opportunities to the youth of the country. Along with such an arrangement, movement of people from all over the country takes place, tourism gets promoted and many employment opportunities are created. The stadium will also benefit many of our youth in Ladakh," said PM Modi.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Deputy General Secretary Abhishek Yadav said the new football stadium in Ladakh can play a major role in helping the development of local talent.
"The new football stadium in Ladakh can play a vital role in helping the development of local talent which in turn will benefit Indian Football," AIFF quoted Abhishek Yadav as saying.
"The AIFF remains grateful to the honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and honourable Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur for all the support," he added.