An estimated 17,000 athletes, coaches, spectators officials, and media group are exacted to visit the Philippines for the games scheduled November 30 to December 11 in Subic, Clark, Manila and Cavite.
In a press announcement with the sports media, Cayetano, along with PHISGOC COO Tats Suzara, Executive Director Tom Carrasco, Deputy Director General for Operations Cito Dayrit and other senior management officials, provided a thorough update on preparations after the PHISGOC’s three-day detailed preparation workshop held in Taguig.
“The government is throwing its full support for the Games. The Department of Tourism, for example, is helping us promote the Games since they also recognize its benefit for tourism,” explained Cayetano. The Philippine Sports Commission is part of the organizing committee and is set to rehabilitate their sports facilities like the historic Rizal Memorial Sports Complex for the Games. The Department of Public Works and Highways has also pledged to renovate three venues in Cavite, 13 in Subic and four in Clark.
As of this writing, there are 523 events in the 30th SEAG calendar with the final slate of sports anticipated to be approved by the Southeast Asian Games Federation in their EXECOM and Broadcast Meeting this coming April 22.
The Games’ volunteer program, set to be launched on April 12, shall also tap 12,000 people as volunteers for the operations and venues of the 30th SEA Games.
News source: ESPN 5