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KP govt to build Pakistan’s first motorsports arena

The project will be a good source of revenue for the government and will provide youth recreational facilities

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The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa(KP) has announced Pakistan’s first-ever motorsports arena in Nowshera.

KP’s Sports, Cultural, and Tourism department has shared a comprehensive plan of the mega project with CM Mahmood Khan.

The model shows the arena will feature a drag race track, off-road track circuits, practice tracks for on-road and off-road driving, and a go-kart track. It also plans to build a pavilion with a capacity of 3000 seats.

The arena will also provide services such as service stations, garages, petrol stations, washrooms, and parking. Large food courts and shopping malls will also be built on the premises to host various leisure activities.

Read more: KP to build an international cricket stadium in picturesque Kalam Valley.

CM KP Khan says the motorsports arena will promote sports in the province. He has directed the authorities to swiftly move forward with a plan of action on the project.

During the brief, the authorities told the chief minister that the project would cover 1175 canals of land. The estimated cost of the motorsports arena is Rs.100 million.

This would be the first government-funded car racing track. There are already two private racing tracks; however, they are insufficient to cater to the growing enthusiasm for motorsports among Pakistan’s youth.

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The project will be a good source of revenue for the government and provide youth recreational facilities. It will provide the local racers to harness their skills, and if built as per the international standards, it could attract international racers.

Last month in October, the KP government had announced the construction of a national cricket stadium in Kalam Valley, Swat.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf KP chapter confirmed the news on its official Twitter handle. The provincial government even shared the prototype of the stadium on Twitter. “Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa @IMMahmoodKhan approves construction of cricket stadium in Kalam Valley Swat: Kalam Cricket Stadium to be constructed at Rs 607 million,” read the announcement on Twitter.

The cricket stadium will be built in the hometown of Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan. The stadium will have a capacity of 20,000 spectators. The stadium will reportedly have state-of-the-art facilities.

Kalam is a valley located at a distance of 99 kilometers (62 mi) from Mingora in the northern reaches of Swat valley, along the Swat Riverbank in KP.

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Arbab Niaz Stadium in Peshawar is also undergoing expansion. The stadium previously had 14,000 spectators, which will be extended to 35,000 following the ongoing renovation.

Back in 2018, PTI had announced to establish KP as the hub of tourism in the country. KP, due to its lush green beauty and splendid landscape, has been the source of attraction for foreign tourists in Pakistan.

GVS News Desk