Chan Chun Sing promises not to ‘overspend’ taxpayers’ monies for SEA Games 2015
Posted by temasektimes on July 3, 2012
Following the disastrous Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2010 which saw its budget being burst by nearly three times, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Chan Chun Sing, has given Singaporeans the ‘assurance’ that there will be no repeat of the fiasco.
Speaking to the media after revealing details about the Games’ Steering Committee, Mr Chan reiterated that the event will be done ‘within the budget’.
“We are keeping a very tight watch over the entire budget. Unlike the YOG, the SEA Games is very different. In YOG there are various contractual things that we have to abide by, but for the SEA games itself we have greater control of the choices of vendors and the kind of things that we want to use for the Games,” said Mr Chan.
He added that there will be ‘greater control’ over the budget for the SEA Games:
“We are quietly confident that we’ll have much greater control over the entire budget.”
This will be the fourth time that Singapore is hosting the event. Previously it was staged in 1973, 1983 and 1993.