Gov’t gives grants to upgrade football pitches in selected stadiums in all states

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 9: The Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) is offering grants totaling RM7 million to all states for the upgrading of drainage systems and the planting of grass in selected stadiums.

Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh that the grants were intended to improve and enhance the quality of fields, thus ensuring Malaysia League matches could run smoothly, especially during the rainy season.

She said from the RM7 million offered, each state would receive RM500,000, with RM300,000 for drainage system upgrades and RM200,000 for grass planting.

Yeoh said the owner of Johor Darul Ta’zim Football Club (JDT), Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, had also agreed to contribute RM300,000 to each state to maintain the pitches once they were upgraded.

“Each state needs to choose one stadium, and the project for upgrading the drainage system and pitch must be completed before April this year.”

“After all the works have been carried out by the state governments that receive the grant, only then will the offer of an RM300,000 donation from Tunku Ismail be given for maintenance purposes for a year,” she said at a press conference here, today. — BERNAMA

Meanwhile, Tunku Ismail in a separate media statement, said that the KBS grant offered was the result of discussions between him and Yeoh last year.

“I emphasised the importance of quality football infrastructure. I hope to see infrastructure throughout the country improve and meet international standards,” said the Crown Prince of Johor.


TAGS: Hannah Yeoh, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, grant, KBS, upgrade, maintenance, drainage, grass, field, infrastructure

Tuesday , 09 January 2024