The Government has agreed with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST)’s proposal to organise the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) and the 11th ASEAN Para Games (Para Games 11) in Vietnam in 2021.
athletes at a sports event (Source: AFP/VNA)
At a meeting in the capital on July 9, the Cabinet assigned Hanoi
as the site city, which successfully hosted SEA Games 22 in 2003, the Asian
Indoor Games in 2009, and several other big international sports events.
The ministry’s proposal was made after the SEA Games Federation (SEAGF)
informed Vietnam that it would hand over the right to host SEA Games 31 to the
The federation said Cambodia, scheduled to host SEA Games 31, proposed
postponing the hosting until the next Games in 2023 as it is not ready for the
Concluding the meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc lauded the substantial
determination of the culture, sports and tourism sector, as well as of Hanoi
and the relevant ministries and agencies.
Hosting the events is both the responsibility and honour of Vietnam as a
constructive member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), he
said, adding that this is also a chance to promote the Vietnamese land and
The leader asked Hanoi to continue to complete infrastructure, set forth a
detailed plan on the organisation of the events, and mobilise the participation
of different economic sectors in these efforts.
The sports sector should make preparations to reach the highest results at the
tournament, he said.
According to the MCST, SEA Games 31 is scheduled to last for about 17 days and
Para Games 11, around 11 days, from October to December 2021. About
11,000 athletes and coaches are expected to participate in SEA Games 31, with
some 2,100 to join Para Games 11.
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