Apart from being used for the SUKMA, it can become a platform for aspiring cyclists in the state to train said Shahidan who is also Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.
Shahidan who is also the Perlis Cycling Association President said the mini Velodrome project that is expected to cost RM9 million was a project by the federal government that started before the campaigning period for the 13th general Election.
"The allocation for the Velodrome is already there, maybe not much. So if we cannot build a big one like the Kuala Lumpur Velodrome, we can build a mini Velodrome that meets the International Cycling Union's specification.
"Contrary to claims that contractors in Perlis do not have the expertise or capability to build the Velodrome, I am sure contractors in Perlis are capable of completing the project without any problem," he told reporters at the Kuala Lumpur Velodrome in Cheras, here, today.
Shahidan said contractors in Perlis had undertaken and completed big projects like building the Brasmana Hotel in Kuala Perlis and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP).
He said the decision to build the Velodrome in Sungai Batu Pahat was vital to the development of cycling as a sport in the state.