SINGAPORE: The decision on the venue of next year's National Day Parade (NDP) will be made by the end of the year, said Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong.
Mr Wong was responding to a question by Nominated Member of Parliament Nicholas Fang, who wanted to know if the new Sports Hub will be available for use for the NDP in 2014.
Giving an update, Mr Wong said the construction of the Sports Hub is currently progressing on schedule, and should be able to begin operations in April as planned.
He added that this means the new National Stadium would technically be available for the NDP in August 2014.
However, he said NDP organisers are considering logistical and operational requirements - including sufficient lead time for rehearsals - before deciding on the venue of the parade.
Mr Wong also said the long-term use of the floating platform at Marina Bay is being studied. - CNA/gn
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