FT Minister Raja Nong Chik Wants More International Sporting Events And Festivals in Putrajaya
Posted by anak wilayah on June 6, 2009
As a resident of Putrajaya, it is nice once in a while to not have to go out of the city for some action. I mean, it’s super relaxed and cool here but face it, it gets boring quite quickly. So the Dragon Boat Race this weekend is gonna be great for all of us here! Thanks organisers. And FT Minister Raja Nong Chik says he wants Putrajaya To Host More International Sporting Events And Festivals.
“PUTRAJAYA, June 5 (Bernama) — Federal Territories Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin would like to see more international sporting events and festivals being organised in Putrajaya.
He said the move would help introduce the country’s administrative capital to the world.
“We see these events as a way to enhance Malaysia’s visibility on the global map as the home for international events like the Dragon Boat Race, as we foster relationships across the region through sports,” he said at the launch of the first Putrajaya International Dragon Boat Festival at the Putrajaya Water Sports Complex here Friday.
The three-day event is organised by Mega Events Sdn Bhd, in collaboration with Putrajaya Corporation, the Tourism Ministry, Information, Communications and Culture Ministry, Penang Dragon Boat Association, and in affiliation with the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF).
The event has drawn over 1,500 participants, both locals and foreigners, including those from Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Cambodia, China and the United Kingdom.
Raja Nong Chik said the festival would give the perfect opportunity for locals and foreigners to see Putrajaya not only as Malaysia’s administrative capital but also as a vibrant and livable city, with the capability of hosting events.”
Yes please. I think all of us here in Putrajaya agree with FT Minister Raja Nong Chik.
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