Friday, 27 September 2013
Putrajaya International Fireworks Competition To Attract Three Million Visitors
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- The Putrajaya International Fireworks Competition 2013 organised by the Putrajaya Corporation together with Duago Corp Sdn Bhd is expected to draw three million visitors.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is scheduled to launch the event on Aug 30 in conjunction with the Merdeka Eve celebration at the Maritime Centre, Precinct 5, Putrajaya on Aug 30 and 31, Sept 13 to 15 and Oct 2.
Putrajaya Corporation president Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat said the competition was expected to receive positive support with about 500,000 people coming to Putrajaya each night to observe the event.
"The competition has also received full support from the Tourism Ministry as well as Federal Territory Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, who is also Putrajaya Member of Parliament," he said at a media conference, in Putrajaya, Tuesday.
Aseh said the competition would last 25 minutes each night beginning at midnight on Aug 30 and 9pm on other nights. Six countries would be competing namely China, United Arab Emirates, the United States, Korea, France and Malaysia during the six-day competition.
Meanwhile, he said the name Pusat Maritim would be changed to Putrajaya Marina effective Aug 30.