Athletes to get their fill during 25th SEA Games

Posted by samakomlao Sunday, July 19, 2009

The organisation responsible for catering at the 25th SEA Games Village will run public testing in October to receive feedback from members of the public regarding the quality of the products they intend to offer during the event.

An agreement to allow the Lao World Group to provide catering services at the village during the games was signed by the company and the 25th SEA Games Accommodation, Food and Tourism Committee last week.

Chairman of Lao World Group, Mr Peter Chan said the company plans to organise a one-day public testing event in the lead-up to the games.

“It is an honour for our company to have the opportunity to manage food services at the SEA Games village. I would like to express our thanks to the Lao SEA Games Organising Committee (LAOSOC) and the Lao government for the trust they have displayed in our company,” he said.

“Before the SEA Games, we plan to hold a public tasting event. On the first or second weekend in October, we will invite more than 4,000 people to taste the products we intend to provide and offer their feedback,” Mr Chan said.

The company has budgeted 7 billion kip in its role as the official supplier of food for the village which will accommodate between 3,000 and 4,000 athletes during the event.

The company will sub-contract certain aspects of the job to CP Company, Vientiane State Foodstuff Enterprise and the Organic Vegetable Group, which fall under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

The company will use locally sourced produce and offer athletes Lao, European and halal meals suitable for Muslims.

“LAOSOC had a shortlist of about seven companies that could've got the nod to run food management services at the village, but we selected the Lao World Group after several rounds of discussions,” said Chairman of the Accommodation, Food and Tourism Committee, Mr Somvandy Nathavong

“Both committees will continue to work closely with the company in the lead-up to the games,”

Lao World Group is a multi-faceted business with investments in the agriculture, engineering, construction, hotel and tourism sectors.

By Sisay Vilaysack

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