Marina Bay Sands on track to open by year end

Las Vegas Sands said Wednesday it is working “aggressively” to meet its target to open the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore by the end of the year.

It said construction of the project’s first hotel tower has reached its halfway mark, and the three 55-storey hotel towers may be “topped out” in July.

President of Marina Bay Sands, Nigel Roberts said he is confident of delivering on all fronts.

Singapore is counting on the Sands resort and a competing project by Genting International to help it achieve its goal of luring 17 million visitors and tripling annual tourism revenue to S$30 billion by 2015.

The government has predicted visitor arrivals to fall as much as 10 per cent this year, the first annual decline since the 2003 SARS outbreak disrupted travel in the region.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 4 Mar 2009

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