KUALA Lumpur is ready for next month’s SEA Games.
Mayor Datuk Seri Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz said Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) was almost done with beautifying the city including fixing streetlights and erecting signage.
“We are almost complete in our preparation,” he said at DBKL’s Aidilfitri Open House 2017 at the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery.
He added that DBKL was also responsible for the accommodation and food.
“We have prepared about 40 hotels for the event,” Amin Nordin said, adding that DBKL formed a task force for the KL Games.
The Federal Territories Ministry and DBKL have been initiating different programmes to get the city ready.
They include the Volunteer For Kuala Lumpur (V4KL) campaign which reportedly has seen the recruitment of more than 4,000 volunteers, mainly youths, to carry out jobs such as cleaning and painting road kerbs in time for the 29th SEA Games from Aug 19 to 30.
Amin Nordin had previously said DBKL was put in charge of two committees by the Malaysia SEA Games Organising Committee (Masoc).
About 16 committees have been formed with local authorities put in charge of different tasks.
Athletes and officials were said to be staying in four- and-five-star hotels.
Amin Nordin was also quoted as saying that DBKL was involved in transporting officials and athletes from their hotels to the different sporting venues.