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Sundargarh Collector Reviews Infra Project Works In Rourkela For FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey WC 2023

Lays Stress on Road construction, Beautification, Illumination, Parking Space and Plantation Works

Collector Sundargarh Dr. Parag H. Gavali on Tuesday reviewed the progress of various infrastructural projects currently underway in Rourkela city for the upcoming FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023, to be held in January. 

In the review meeting held at the Conference Hall of the Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC), the Collector took briefings on the status of road construction, beautification, illumination, parking space and tree plantation works from the concerned departmental officials.

Players, officials and various sports personalities will converge in Rourkela for the Hockey World Cup. The Collector directed the concerned officials to identify places for creating parking spaces for their vehicles. He issued directions for wrapping up all arrangements within the stipulated deadline.

The district administration is installing CCTV cameras at strategic locations in Rourkela city. The Collector directed the concerned officials to complete the work before the Hockey World Cup. He also asked for regular inspection of the quality of food sold at temporary roadside stalls in the city.

Various programmes involving the administration and the general public are in the offing to make the Hockey World Cup a success. While various sports competitions will be organised at Gram Panchayat level, thematic & creative events like elocution, essay writing and drawing competitions will be held for school students in the run up to the Mega Event. The Collector sought everyone’s cooperation for the same.     

ADM Rourkela cum Commissioner RMC & CEO Smart City Rourkela Dr. Subhankar Mohapatra, SP Rourkela Shri Mukesh Bhamoo, DFO Shri Jashobanta Sethi, ZP CDO&EO Shri Bhairab Singh Patel, Sub-Collector Panposh Shri Daulat Chandrakar, Dy Commissioner RMC Shri Sudhanshu Kumar Bhoi, Smt Sitadebi Majhi, Shri Ronit Kumar, Tehsildar Rourkela Shri Chandrakant Mallik and officials from various departments were present at the review meeting.

Odisha will host the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023. The matches for the mega tournament will be played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela where construction works are going on at present. The state government and the Sundargarh District Administration have initiated a string of programmes to successfully host the international event.


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