Minister for Sports and Cinema K.B. Ganesh Kumar said that the foundation stone for setting up two cinema theatres of international standards in Alappuzha will be laid on May 1.

Speaking at the reception as part of the Platuinum Jubilee celebrations of the Thiruvambady HSS here on Sunday, the Minister said that the theatres will be completed within eight months after the foundation stone was laid.

The plans for these theatres were already prepared and will be soon handed over to Alappuzha municipality, he said.

He also said that urgent steps will be taken to repair the stadium here and it will be converted into the best football stadium.

Emphasising that facilities of international standard will be provided for the sportspersons in Kerala, he said stadiums with synthetic court for hockey and 18 courts for basketball players were under construction in various parts of the State. He promised Rs. one lakh from the Kerala Sports Council for the basketball court at the Thiruvambady school.