350 take part in Games
Published on: Sunday, July 21, 2019
By: GL Oh

KOTA KINABALU: Some 350 athletes will be taking part in the Ministry of  Infrastructure Development Games to be held over the next three months, starting with the table tennis competition at the Ministry’s multi-purpose hall in Sembulan,  immediately  after the opening ceremony, Saturday.

Five sports will be staged with futsal to follow on July 27, next will be tenpin bowling (Aug 3) followed by  volleyball (Sept 7), badminton (Sept 28) and the closing carnival on October 19.

State Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony who graced the ceremony  was pleased with the staging of the Games after a four-year lapsed.

“I am glad we are able to organise this Games to be participated by the ministry’s staff as well as those from other departments and agencies.

“I have to express my gratitude to the organising committee and the ministry’s staff for their efforts and commitment to successfully stage this sporting event and also to  all the departments and agencies for their supports and I hope  it will continue to be held in years to come,” he said.

He also stressed that objective of the competition is not all about winning. 

“The objective of participating is not solely on winning the game and taking home the overall title. This is in fact a platform for fostering team spirit and relationships among all the staff. 

“We are well aware that sports culture and a healthy lifestyle is the way to improve our quality of health and to enhance our productivity.

“I hope the proactive preparation taken by each team for the competition can be applied at the office to enable us to achieve the respective departmental and agency objectives,” he added.

Also present were Assistant  Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Hj Abd Muis Picho, Permanent Secretary Dr Ismail S. Charles, Deputy Permanent Secretary Norlijah Hj Danin and other top officials.


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