Organisers developing game plan if haze disrupts SEA Games
Published on Jul 10, 2014 8:52 AM
In case the haze returns next year when Singapore hosts the SEA Games, organisers are making contingency plans to build in buffers in the competition schedule to postpone some events or move them indoors.
The Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee is developing a set of criteria to guide these decisions at different air quality levels, said Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong in Parliament yesterday.
This framework will refer to the air quality reports and public health advisories issued by the National Environment Agency, and will be overseen by sports representatives and experts in fields such as medical and security, he said.
"Based on this framework, we will postpone events or move them indoors, as and when the need arises," said Mr Wong.
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