SAPOG (South Asian Port Games) announces Marine BizTV as its exclusive ‘International Marketing Pa (SAPOG)

Venue: Sri Lanka

Location: Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Event Date/Time: Oct 04, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 08, 2008
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SAPOG (South Asian Port Games) announces Marine BizTV as its exclusive ‘International Marketing Partner’

The opening ceremony of SAPOG 2008, the first ever South Asian Port Games will be held at Sri Lanka. Scheduled for 4 consecutive dates, the event commences on 4th October 2008 and concludes on 8th October 2008. The Official ‘Logo’ & ‘Web’ launch of SAPOG took place on 12th August 2008 at ‘Ceylon Continental Hotel’ Colombo.

SAPOG 2008 aims to build solid relationships with real sporting spirit among all Sea and Air ports in the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) region. SAPOG 2008 has also declared Marine BizTV, the world’s first maritime satellite channel as its only International Marketing Partner. Marine BizTV is a 24 free to air Satellite channel available across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and North America.

The steering committee for SAPOG consists of Patron in Chief - His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka; Patron - Hon. Rathnasiri Wickramanayake, Prime Minister, Democratic Socialist Republic of
Sri Lanka; Chairman - Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa, Minister of Ports and Aviation Cabinet, Sri Lanka; Deputy Chairman - Hon. Sarath Gunarathne, Deputy Minister of Aviation, Sri Lanka and Convener - Hon. Dilan Perera, Minister of Port Development, Sri Lanka. The organizing committee of SAPOG 2008 consists of Hon. Dilan Perera as the Executive Chairman and Mr. Nalin Attygalle as the Project Director.

The participating countries for SAPOG 2008 are Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. A total number of 677 participants have registered for the event so far to mark their presence from these seven countries. The host country, Sri Lanka will provide Transport, Food and Lodging for all legitimate participants for SAPOG.

SAPOG 2008 constitutes a wide series of games both indoor and outdoor like Carrom, Billiard, Table Tennis, Badminton, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Netball, Volleyball and Beach Volleyball. Two more sports, Golf and Tennis are also included for the event. The newly introduced countries of SAARC will also be given an opportunity to enter their respective teams for SAPOG 2008. The observer status countries in the region like Australia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Korea, Vietnam and United States are also invited for the ever first port games by SAARC.

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