Monday, 10 February 2014
Fadillah: Government to do more for motorsports community
Youths who are into motorsport-related activities are urged to maintain a close relationship with the government to ensure their needs and requests are met.
Works Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof said the government was looking into providing the much needed facilities for the motorsports fraternity.
“We know that the talents, especially in motorsports, that we have are capable of bringing fame and glory to the state,” he said at the Youth Motorsports Carnival at the compound of Masja here yesterday.
“But don’t take your game to the streets.”
Fadillah also advised the motorsports community to coordinate with each other and to hold frequent meetings with the relevant government bodies to ensure their voice is heard.
On the facilities at the circuit located at the parking lot of Stadium Sarawak, he said it would be upgraded.
“The available facilities should be put to good use and we will do the necessary steps to ensure that ample facilities are allocated to the motorsports community in the state.”
He also advised the youths to take the sports seriously, citing examples of several well-known national riders who started on the streets before turning professional.
Organised by the Youth and Sports Department, the carnival, among others featured a motorbike drag race, autoshow, car booth sale and exhibition from various government agencies.
Also present was the Datuk Bandar of Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Julai.