KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) will hosts the 14th Combined Public Enterprises and Bumiputera Trusts Agency Sports Tournament (GEMAPUTERA) in Sabah.
The semi annual event will be held from 23 to 26 March, next year.
Deputy Chief Minister cum Sabah Minister of Industrial Development, Datuk Seri Panglima Raymond Tan Shu Kia, said Sabah is one of the states with the best sports facilities and infrastructure in Malaysia.
“We have golf course, futsal area, international-level basketball court, vast waters suitable for water sports centre, and mountainous region for hiking such as the Mount Kinabalu Climbathon.
“These advantages should be explored fully as to attract international athlets and thus gearing up the state tourism industry,” he said.
His text speech was delivered by the state Industrial Development Ministry Permanent Secretary, Datuk Hashim Paijan, during the launching of logo and website for the 14th GEMAPUTERA sports tournament at Hyatt Regency Hotel, here today.
Meanwhile, SEDCO Group General Manager, Tuan Hj Pengiran Saifuddin Pg Tahir, said SEDCO is aiming to get seven gold medals in the tournament.
Saifuddin also welcoes for agencies to visit GEMAPUTERA website at www.gemaputera.sedco.com.my to get information regarding on the event.
The sports event planned for next year will include golf, basketball, dart, pool, carom, bowling, and futsal.
Also present at the launching were Sabah Sports Board General Manager, Penyuki Matta, and Sekong Assemblyperson, Datuk Samsuddin Yahya. -SayangSabah