PM hopes na­tional ath­letes will win gold medals

New Straits Times - - Sport -


THE newly launched Malaysia In­ter­na­tional Trade and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre (MITEC) will host nine sports in the Sea Games and Asean Para Games.

Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak said among the sports that will take place at the venue are rhyth­mic gymnastics, weightlift­ing, fenc­ing and in­door hockey.

“We will watch gold medal hope­fuls such as pad­dler Ng Sock Khim, gym­nast Farah Ann Ab­dul Hadi and Tan Ing Yueh, and the men’s and women’s in­door teams vie for gold medals at MITEC,” said Na­jib in his blog yes­ter­day. “And fol­low­ing the mag­nif­i­cent per­for­mances of our par­a­lympians in Rio last year, we will cer­tainly be cheer­ing them on to add to their tally at next month’s Asean Para Games.” In his Twit­ter post­ing on Tues­day, Na­jib said Malaysians will get to see their heroes in the up­com­ing com­pe­ti­tion at the venue.

“We will soon watch @KL2017 Malaysian gold medal hope­fuls vie for vic­tory in MITEC,” he said.

Na­jib of­fi­cially opened the RM628 mil­lion build­ing on Tues­day.

MITEC, which was de­vel­oped by the Naza Group prop­erty arm, Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd, is the first com­po­nent of the RM20 bil­lion, 30.55ha KL Me­trop­o­lis project, launched in Oc­to­ber, 2011.

Naza Cor­po­ra­tion Hold­ings, via its sub­sidiary, Prisma Galery Sdn Bhd, has also re­ceived the con­ces­sion­aire li­cence to op­er­ate and man­age the fa­cil­ity from the Malaysia Ex­ter­nal Trade De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion.

It is cur­rently the largest ex­hi­bi­tion space in the coun­try with a gross floor area of 1.5 mil­lion sq ft, fea­tur­ing 11 ex­hi­bi­tion halls across three lev­els, a multi-pur­pose hall, meeting and con­fer­ence rooms, me­dia and press fa­cil­i­ties, lounges, restau­rants, and food out­lets.

The ex­hi­bi­tion cen­tre can ac­com­mo­date 47,700 vis­i­tors in theatre-style seat­ing and 28,000 guests in a ban­quet ar­range­ment at any one time.


Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Ros­mah Man­sor watch the na­tional gym­nasts train at the open­ing of the Malaysia In­ter­na­tional Trade and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre in Kuala Lumpur on Tues­day.

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