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|SEA Games 31 is expected to take place on May 12-23, 2022 (Photo courtesy of the organising board)|
Hanoi – The national steering committee for the organisation of the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) agreed at the latest meeting to set the date for the regional sport event on May 12-23, 2022, according to the Vietnam Sports Administration (VSA).
The event has been postponed due to complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. SEA Games 31 and the 11th ASEAN Para Games were originally scheduled to take place from November 21 to December 2 this year.
Vietnam, set to host the Games for the second time after 18 years, will spend about 69 million USD to hold 40 sports and welcome about 10,000 athletes. Hanoi will be the main venue hosting the event alongside other localities such as Quang Ninh, Phu Tho and Bac Ninh.
VSA deputy head Tran Duc Phan asked relevant units to make efforts to ensure works are not overlapped and carried out on schedule.