Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Commonwealth Games will create 1.1 million jobs

New Delhi: The 2010 Commonwealth Games will not just boost sports but also generate
$5 million (approximately Rs24 crore) and create 1.1 million jobs, estimates PricewaterhouseCoopers.

"I have this report by PricewaterhouseCoopers which suggests that revenue of $5 million and 1.1 million jobs will be generated in India during the 2010 Games. The mega event will be the best one ever organised and these reports only add value to our belief," said Suresh Kalmadi, chairman, organising committee of the Commonwealth Games.

For foreign tourists, who will throng the country to participate and watch the event, the city will need more than 40,000 rooms. This will create job opportunities in the hospitality sector," the chairman said.

"Sports training and medicines are spheres that have not been utilised to the fullest in India till now. The Games will help build these sectors as well," Kalmadi said.

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