JOHOR BAHRU, 21 July – The uncertainty of Coronavirus (Covid-19) continues but there is let up in Johor’s Sukma 2020 preparations for the biennial games which have now been postponed to March next year.

Yet, another federal minister was left impressed with the venues that have either been newly developed and the existing ones upgraded and refurbished – as Johor stayed on track to make the games as the best in its history.Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Senator Wan Ahmad Fahsyal Wan Ahmad Kamal had only praise when he visited the Arena Emas in Taman Impian Emas located on the outskirts of the booming city of Johor Bahru.

WAN Fahsyal (2nd from left) being brief on Johor’s preparation to host Sukma 2020.

Arena Emas will play host to archery, petanque, lawn bowls and squash when Sukma Johor 2020 which be held from March 6-14, 2021. The games were earlier scheduled from July 11-19 but had to be postponed due to Covid-19.Situated 18km from Johor Bahru city, Arena Emas is developed at a cost of RM31 million and Wan Fahsyal was impressed with what he saw and said: “Johor is really ready to showcase their efforts put in to make the Games the best ever.“The modern and sophisticated facilities are world-class for international competitions and tournaments.”When Youth and Sports Minister, Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican visited several other venues for a first-hand look at Johor’s Sukma preparation, he too heaped praise for the southern state’s efforts.Johor has spent close to RM500 million for the Sukma preparations. This is only the second time Johor host Sukma. The first was in 1992.Wan Fahsyal also visited Taman Daya Hockey Stadium, Larkin Arena Aquatic Centre, Pasir Gudang Municipal Council Indoor Stadium, Taman Joho Jaya Multipurpose Hall, the Johor Cricket Academy in Mutiara Rini, the Tennis Courts Complex in Nusa Duta and the Basketball Stadium in Larkin.

Source : hubmedia