GUWAHATI, Jan 11 - The Chef de Missions from eight participating countries- India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal today visited various venues of the 12th South Asian Games here.
The Games will be jointly hosted by Guwahati and Shillong from February 5 to 16.
The high level delegation comprising officials from eight participating nations visited Sarusajai Sports Complex, Moullana MD Tayabullah Hockey Stadium, Kahilipara Shooting Range, All Assam Tennis Association Complex at Chachal and Bhogeshwari Phukanani Indoor Stadium.
After the visit, the delegation expressed its satisfaction on the preparations for the Games here in the city. Tomorrow the officials will visit the Games venues in Shillong. Earlier, in the morning Injeti Srinivas, CEO, OC-SAG, welcomed the guests and apprised them with the progress of the Games.
Srinivas said, �All ongoing works will be completed by the end of this month. The Organising Committee is working round the clock for the success of the Games. There will be nodal hotels for each country. We have short-listed 80 hotels in Guwahati and 50 in Shillong to provide satisfactory and comfortable facilities to our guests and athletes,� he said.
The event is expected to be the biggest international multi-sporting extravaganza, in the North-Eastern region. More than 2500 athletes will take part in the 12-day long sporting event. The Games will feature 23 sports disciplines.