Officials are preparing to make a final pitch to the Olympic Council of Asia, hoping to persuade it that the SAR is the best place to host the 2006 Asian Games. Chief Secretary for Administration Anson Chan Fang On-sang is expected to lead the lobbying in Pusan, South Korea, next month. The 44 council members vote to choose the host city during their 19th assembly on November 12. The secretary of the Asian Games Bid Committee, Tony Eason, said Hong Kong's chances were 'pretty good', despite competition from Kuala Lumpur, Doha (Qatar) and New Delhi. 'One thing we do want is that when the decision time is reached, everybody is aware of that,' Mr Eason said, adding that the other three cities were equally determined. 'It's really the first time there has been a competition like this. The feedback we're getting is that everybody wants it and they're really going to put in a lot of final efforts to try to make sure they'll get it. We're not complacent and we're certainly not underestimating the competition.' A video highlighting the SAR's infrastructure and sporting and tourist facilities is being produced as part of the final presentation to the council meeting. 'We'll try to show them that when they come to Hong Kong, they'll have a good Games and have a good time,' said Mr Eason. The council has expressed concerns over its revenue share, with the SAR budgeting the Games at a loss of more than $900 million, which will be paid by taxpayers. Mr Eason said worries had eased after the council was assured the deficit already allowed for its share. Admitting the community was still sceptical about the SAR's readiness, Mr Eason said the confidential bid document submitted to the council would soon be made public. The document is understood to have addressed more than 20 issues, such as the adequacy of sports venues, telecommunications, a financial plan and the security and visa regime. Mr Eason said: 'I'm sure the document will attract the usual scepticism, like 'are you sure? You must be joking.' Obviously we will answer any questions, criticisms and doubts, so the people in [the Olympic Council of Asia] and in Hong Kong can now see what we have put in the bid document. They will better understand, perhaps, why we say we have the facilities.' 'We believe that we can put our hands on our hearts and say that subject to some upgrading and enhancement, we've got venues at which all 31 events can be successfully held.' Although countries' affiliations are expected to influence the vote, Mr Eason said they would not be the only factor. 'Hong Kong has a very high reputation in organising good sports and other international events.'