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1,000 People Get Ready to Perform at the 100-Day Countdown Ceremony for the SEA Games

PHNOM PENH: Secretary-General of the Cambodian SEA Games Organizing Committee (CAMSOC), Vath Chamroeun, has announced that 1,000 people are ready to perform and take part in the program to commemorate the start of the 100-day countdown to the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. The countdown program will begin at 4 pm on Wednesday, 25 January 2023.

Speaking at a meeting with the expert committee on Monday, 23 January 2023, Secretary-General Vath Chamroeun said that Cambodia has also invited SEA Games mission chiefs from 10 Southeast Asian countries to participate in the 100-day countdown ceremony, which demonstrates Cambodia’s readiness as host.

He explained that the 100-day countdown program will be broadcast live on TV and social media with the full support of the Cambodian Television Association, under the enthusiastic support of the Minister of Information and Vice President of CAMSOC, Khieu Kanharith.

At the same time, the CAMSOC Secretary-General said that Cambodia is preparing to give a tour and final inspection of the food services, accommodation, training facilities, and competition venues for the visiting international sports delegates.

"Overall, Cambodia is between 70-80% ready with its preparations, with only 20-30% [of preparations] remaining, so that the event is well-organized and that hospitality services and accommodation are efficiently provided," he said.

He added that all national sports federations are working hard to organize their respective competitions with their international sports federations and have issued clear rules for all sports.

He further emphasized that Cambodia has instructed the Defense Forces of the 2023 SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games to be ready to provide warmth and security to all visiting sports delegates and international guests from across the world, in accordance with the recommendations made by the Prime Minister of Cambodia.

"We have all been highly committed to the preparation of all action plans to fully promote Cambodia's first [hosting of this] historic sporting event, after 64 years," he said. "This is great for our nation and the history of ASEAN."

Secretary-General Vath Chamroeun has called on the public, especially students and youth, to come and support the 100-day countdown ceremony in large numbers, this Wednesday evening at the Morodok Techo National Stadium.

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