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Date, sports set for River Festival 2016

Date, sports set for River Festival 2016

Kampong Cham province authorities and the Ministry of Tourism joined a meeting at the provincial hall under the presidency of Tourism Minister Thong Khon and Kampong Cham’s Governor Lun Limthai to fix the locations and date for the upcoming 2nd River Festival, which is to be held from March 11-13 next year.

Ten popular sports will on display, including traditional wrestling, kun Khmer kickboxing, cycling, labokator, taekwondo, tug o’ war and triathlon.

Kampong Cham is around 120 kilometres from Phnom Penh.

“During the festival, which is expected to attract about 100,000 people, the organisers have to be careful to focus on order, travel, accommodation and food for tourists, while the environment alongside the Mekong river has to be clean and attractive,” the minister said.

Province governor Lun Limthai claimed that the “province’s authorities are well prepared and will set up the locations alongside the Mekong and the stages close to the riverbank.”

The River Festival was first held in Kratie province in March.

Translated by In Sopheng

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