Putrajaya could well be a hub for esports for the youth in near future. - NSTP/ASWADI ALIAS.

PUTRAJAYA: Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) aims to make the township a hub for esports for the youth by the middle of this year.

PPj president Datuk Dr Aminuddin Hassim said they have initiated discussions with relevant industry parties to identify the areas which could be worked on.

PPj, he said, wants to change the perception of Putrajaya being known only as a government administrative capital.

"The esports tournament organised during the Light and Motion Festival 2018 recently received overwhelming response from the youth.

"We see it as a starting point for the development of esports here. We have already identified several locations for the ‘Youth Centre by The Youth’ project.

Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) president Datuk Dr Aminuddin Hassim says it wants to change the perception of Putrajaya being known only as a government administrative capital. - NSTP/AHMAD IRHAM MOHD NOOR.

"One of the locations we have earmarked is the Putrajaya Challenge Park. The area will be a focal point for the youth. The youth themselves will be responsible for organising the programmes," he said.

Aminudin was speaking at the closing ceremony of the Light and Motion Festival on Monday night.

He said the centre will also enable the youth to learn about the latest technology.

"The training will include coding programmes. This hub is not just for gaming but also for the youth to glean more information on technology," he said.