Sports Facility policy aims to avoid white elephants

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 1 May 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: A National Sports Facility Policy will be introduced to ensure every sports facility built in the future meets requirements and does not turn into a white elephant, the Dewan Negara heard.

With the policy in place, all future projects would be evaluated objectively and not on political behest, said Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong (pic).

“We want the sports facilities and infrastructure to meet the needs of local areas. We also want to make sure it is capable of mobilising all sports activities and communities in the areas,” he said when winding up a debate on the royal address for his ministry at the Dewan Negara yesterday.

To avoid the facilities from being abandoned, Sim said each sports officer would also be encouraged to adopt a multi-role approach, including as programmer by hosting various activities in their respective areas. — Bernama