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PANO – The 8th Hanoi Sports and Physical Training Festival will get underway at My Dinh Indoor Track and Field Stadium in Hanoi at 8pm of December 8th, said Deputy Director of the city’s Department of Sports, Culture and Tourism Nguyen Dinh Lan at a press conference on December 3rd.

By now, the festival’s organizing panel has mobilized about 3,000 local people to participate in the opening ceremony.

Since the beginning of this year, under the instructions of the Hanoi People’s Committee and Party Committee, all localities in the city organised their sports and physical training festivals at the grassroots level with full safety, drawing the participation of more than 800,000 people and athletes.

Major competing events are table tennis, tug of war, badminton, chess, football and track and field.

Besides, the city’s Department of Sports, Culture and Tourism and the event’s organizing panel recommended relevant units to ensure social order, healthcare, fire prevention and fighting, environmental sanitation, and power supply during the festival.

Meanwhile, the Hanoi People’s Committee directed the Hanoi Radio and Television to work with other central and Hanoi communications agencies to broadcast the opening ceremony to people across the country.

Translated by Pham Huy