9 sporting complexes planned for building, upgrading in Sarawak

Abang Johari speaking to reporters after declaring open SUKSAR II 2019.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Dec 9: Sarawak plans to develop and build nine sport complexes in the state to enable each region to host sporting events and establish Sarawak as a sporting house.

According to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Sarawak, they had identified several locations to build sports grounds or would upgrade existing sporting facilities.

“Sarawak will not hesitate to invest in sporting events for the sake of our local young athletes development, this is our vision and mission,” he said during the launch of Sukan Sarawak (SUKSAR) II 2019 at Miri Indoor Stadium this evening.

Abang Johari said that SUKSAR II was set to be the key platform for the Ministry of Youth and Sports to select prospective talents across the state and spearhead Sarawak as a challenge in next year’s 20th Malaysia Games (Sukma) in Johor to be held July 11 to 19.

“SUKSAR will be our benchmark to identify our young local athletes in various sporting disciplines,” he said.

A total 1,500 athletes are involved in SUKSAR II 2019 from Dec 9-14.

Sixteen events are being competed in this year.—DayakDaily

Abang Johari (3rd from right) with others at the launching of SUKSAR II.