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Published: Monday November 29, 2010 MYT 4:11:00 PM

Pahang upgrading, building facilities for 2012 Sukma Games

KUANTAN: The Pahang government is upgrading and building facilities in preparation for 2012 Sukma Games, said State Youth, Sports and Culture Committee Chairman Datuk Wan Adnan Wan Mamat.

Venues being upgraded include Wisma Belia swimming pool in Indera Mahkota, Indera Mahkota Hockey Stadium, petanque court in Balok, woodball park in Rompin and Pahang Indoor Sports Stadium.

"We are also repairing existing facilities like Indera Mahkota Gymnasium, weightlifting hall in Rompin, Indera Mahkota Indoor Stadium, lawn bowling field, squash court in Taman Gelora and Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Silver Jubilee Hall in Pekan," he said in reply to a question by Datuk Pang Tsu Ming (BN-Semambu) in the state assembly Monday.

Wan Adnan said new facilities being build include Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium, Temerloh Hockey Mini Stadium, Bentong Hockey Stadium, Indera Mahkota shooting range and a silat court in Temerloh.

He said the State Executive Council had set up a Pahang Sukma 2012 main committee, organising sub-committee and a secretariat.

Meanwhile, State Rural Development and Orang Asli Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said RM11.96mil was spent on housing the hardcore poor under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP).

"Some 2,262 houses were built for the orang asli community in Pahang under 9MP," he said in reply to a question by Datuk Mohamed Jaafar (BN-Jenderak). - Bernama

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