Preparations for 2020 Asian Beach Games in Sanya in progress as planned, say organizers

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-12 21:21:33|Editor: huaxia

SANYA, China, May 12 (Xinhua) -- Preparations for the Asian Beach Games Sanya 2020 are progressing quickly as planned, said organizers on Tuesday.

The 6th Asian Beach Games, due to take place from Nov. 28 to Dec. 6 in Sanya, China, will be held as scheduled, according to the organizing committee.

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, construction of the athletes' village is under way 24 hours a day. The first building will be completed on May 16, and the rest of the venues will be completed before Sept. 30, said Zhang Wei, vice director of the venue construction department of the organizing committee.

Zhou Jun, the vice mayor of Sanya, said that the preparations for the games brought in great changes in the city.

"In addition to the construction of 17 venues, it will further improve the infrastructure of the whole city, including communication, medical treatment, transportation and reconstruction of the Sanya Bay scenic area," Zhou said.