LIMA'17: 206,971 visitors recorded as of 2pm, surpassing target

Bernama


LANGKAWI: The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2017 (LIMA'17) has far exceeded its visitor target, achieving 206,971 visitors as of 2pm today, the final day of the event.

LIMA'17 organiser, EN Projects general manager, Norliza Abd Manap, said the total number comprises 40,280 trade visitors and 166,691 public visitors.

"This has exceeded our 180,000 visitor target, and the total is relatively high compared to LIMA'15, which recorded 179,161 visitors," she told reporters here today.

Meanwhile, since its opening on Tuesday, the maritime segment at Resort World Langkawi received over 54,000 visitors.

In a statement, the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) said visitors to the maritime exhibition boarded a special boat for a closer look at the RMN and foreign navy vessels anchored around the resort.

A total of 55 vessels, comprising 16 naval warships from abroad and 39 vessels from RMN and local agencies were on display at LIMA'17.

"Themed 'Today for Tomorrow', the exhibition was aimed at giving the public the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the RMN, and to understand its overall operations better," the statement said.

Among activities held were marching band performances by the Philippines and Sri Lanka Navies, an RMN Marching Band Drumline, a uniform exhibition, a silent drill performance and an exhibition by the RMN Special Force (Paskal). -- BERNAMA