Mr Seah Kian Peng: To ask the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth whether she can provide an update on whether there has been a review of the Sports Hub public-private partnership arrangement and whether the Ministry is satisfied with the outcomes of the arrangement thus far.
- Minister Grace Fu: Under the Sports Hub public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement, SportsHub Pte Ltd (SHPL) is contracted to design, build, finance and operate the Sports Hub. In recent years, it has hosted sports events such as the Season of Athletics, HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, and FINA Swimming World Cup. Last month, over 100,000 fans attended the third edition of the International Champions Cup at the National Stadium. However, like many Singaporeans, we have high expectations of the Sports Hub. There is room for improvement to make the Sports Hub the vibrant, integrated sports and lifestyle destination we envisioned.
- Sport Singapore (SportSG) has been in regular communication with SHPL’s senior management, to monitor the performance of the operator, as well as to ensure that Singapore’s goals and objectives of the project are met.