PHNOM PENH, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Hangzhou 2022 organizers are ready to stage a "streamlined, safe and spectacular" event on the new dates of September 23 to October 8, 2023, said an Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)'s news release on Tuesday.
Chen Weiqiang, deputy secretary general of the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee (HAGOC), said while addressing the 41st OCA General Assembly in Cambodia that preparations had not stopped under the COVID-19 pandemic or after the postponement of the 19th Asian Games was announced on May 6.
"I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the OCA and the National Olympic Committees for your support," said Chen, also deputy mayor of Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang Province.
"With the support of the State Council and Zhejiang Province, we have continued to make good progress in the Games preparations and we are basically ready for hosting the Asian Games," he said. "We have not stopped our efforts in hosting a streamlined, safe and spectacular Asian Games."