Operating concept between Sports Hub and Singapore Government can still work with changes

Experts say Sports Hub model still viable but parties must be clear on targets, expectations

While the Sports Hub is undoubtedly a world-class facility, the various stakeholders need to align their objectives to balance societal obligations and profit motives.
While the Sports Hub is undoubtedly a world-class facility, the various stakeholders need to align their objectives to balance societal obligations and profit motives.ST FILE PHOTO

Despite a spate of high-profile issues in recent years, the public-private partnership (PPP) between the Singapore Sports Hub and the Singapore Government can still work; but only if there's a shift in mindset and a better aligning of goals and expectations between the two parties.

That is the view of industry insiders The Straits Times spoke to, following the unexpected resignation of Sports Hub chief executive officer Oon Jin Teik on Jan 28.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 04, 2019, with the headline 'Operating concept can work with changes'. Subscribe