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Concerns persists over Hambantota's 2018 bid

Concerns persists over Hambantota's 2018 bid

An evaluation report says the Sri Lankan city of Hambantota would be a riskier option to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games than a rival bid from Australia's Gold Coast.
Officials say they are satisfied that Hambantota could guarantee a "safe and peaceful" games following the defeat of the separatist Tamil Tigers in 2009. But they warn that significant investment is needed in telecommunications infrastructure, transport and hospitals.
The reports says staging the games in Hambantota presents a "medium-to-high risk," whereas Australia's Gold Coast offers a "low risk."
The report, released Thursday, says the evaluation commission "believes the overarching consideration that differentiates the two projects is the matter of risk."
The winning bid will be announced on Nov. 11.


Updated : 2021-05-10 11:01 GMT+08:00