Regional sports fans set to flock to Vientiane

Posted by samakomlao Monday, November 23, 2009

The 25th SEA Games Accommodation and Food Committee reported last week that a large number of Thai and Vietnamese sports fans will attend the games in Vientiane next month.

Various committees involved with the organising the games met in Vientiane on Friday to discuss final preparations for the event.

Committee Vice Chairman, Dr Sila Mounthalavong, said the committee is working in cooperation with local hotels and restaurants to ensure that demand can be met during the event.

“Various associations have informed us that large groups of supporters from those countries have already booked accommodation and they're also expecting many visitors from Cambodia and Myanmar ,” he said.

“Sports clubs and fan associations in neighbouring nations have inquired about services at the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge during the games, such as opening hours and expected waiting times.”

“We've also had requests for timetable and scheduling information so that visitors can plan their trips here,” Dr Sila said.

The SEA Games Organising Committee is currently in the process of compiling the relevant information which can be provided for distribution in neighbouring countries.

Dr Sila called on the relevant committees to publicise scheduling and other information as soon as possible.

“Some visitors will actually be coming to Laos over the next week or so because some sports events begin on December 2, so it would be good if such information was available for visitors when they arrive,” he said.

Standing Deputy Prime Minister and SEA Games Organising Committee Chairman Somsavat Lengsavad asked all committees involved with the games to cooperate to quickly produce scheduling information for visitors.

The committees pledged to ensure the required information is publicly available by the end of this week.


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