“Details yet to come”
“As of now, we have been told about the conference dates. The other details are yet to come. We will have to examine the sites from various requirements pertaining to the conference, such as accessibility, space to accommodate a large number of people and also facilities such as power and water supply,” Dr.Umanath said.The inspection of sites could be done only after knowing from the government what the requirements were, especially whether all events related to the meeting would be held at one place or at different places.
Once that was known, the administration could have a list of options for the government to choose from.
While the government would have a State-level co-ordination committee to conduct the meet, there would be one at the district level also to make the arrangements.“We can involve the civil society such as non-governmental organisations and associations promoting Tamil in the arrangements.”“We are also doing a stock taking of the facilities available in and around the city for the participants to stay. The conference venue must be easily accessible from these areas,” Dr.Umanath said.
Asked whether Coimbatore had the infrastructure facilities to handle a huge inflow of delegates from within the country and other parts of the world, the Collector said: “The present Coimbatore has better facilities than what Thanjavur and Madurai had while hosting the earlier conferences.”