Aizawl: Union Minister for Culture Kumari Selja on Saturday said that an Amphitheatre would be constructed in Mizoram with funds provided by the Ministry of Culture.

Selja, who also holds Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation made the announcement while inaugurating the first Mini-Sports Complex at Chite locality here which was constructed at the cost of Rs 639.85 lakh with fund from the HUPA Ministry.

She said that the Centre had been giving priority to the north eastern states and would spare no efforts in capacity building and training of the youths from the region in sports and other sectors.

The Mini Sports Complex has an open football ground, the size of 110 metres by 46 metres a pavilion building for indoor games and other facilities for sports persons.

Selja, who on Friday arrived here to attend the Conclave on Urban Poverty Alleviation for North Eastern States and Sikkim, and left for Delhi on Saturday.