Set to ex­ceed RM80m tar­get

New Straits Times - - Sport -

SPORTS Min­is­ter Khairy Ja­malud­din be­lieves Kuala Lumpur 2017 (KL2017) will ex­ceed its tar­get of RM80 mil­lion (cash and in kind) in spon­sor­ship for the Sea Games in Au­gust.

“There are still plenty of spon­sors yet to be an­nounced and af­ter today’s spon­sor­ship with Grab, we have reached 98 per cent of the tar­get and there are still a cou­ple of deals that have yet to be an­nounced,” he said yes­ter­day af­ter an­nounc­ing Grab as the Of­fi­cial Ride Hail­ing Part­ner for KL2017.

Grab will come in as a Gold Spon­sor, a cat­e­gory for spon­sor­ship from RM3 mil­lion to RM7.5 mil­lion.

Mean­while, Khairy an­nounced the Na­tional Sports Coun­cil com­plex in Bukit Jalil as the Sea Games venue for archery in­stead of the orig­i­nally pro­posed Dataran Merdeka.

“Dataran Merdeka will be used for the In­de­pen­dence Day cel­e­bra­tions, so it’s not enough time to turn around so the de­ci­sion was made to have it at Bukit Jalil.

“I wanted it to be at Dataran Merdeka be­cause then a lot can come and watch but it clashes with the In­de­pen­dence Day cel­e­bra­tions.”

Archery will take place from Au­gust 16-22 with 10 gold medals up for grabs in both com­pound and re­curve events. Farah Azharie

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