PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Cambodia has been officially confirmed as hosts for the 32nd SEA Games in 2023.
Thong Khon, President of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, made the announcement during the SEA Games Federation Council Meeting at the Fairmount Hotel in Singapore on Thursday.
The news follows Prime Minister Hun Sen’s confirmation of the final design of the Games’ main stadium. The stadium is part of the Morodok Techo National Sport Complex, which is estimated to cost about $200 million to build and scheduled for completion in 2019.
The new sporting facility was key to helping the Kingdom meet the international standards demanded for the SEA Games.
The Chinese government has agreed to fund Phase 2 of the Complex and finance its completion. Construction began in April 2013 on a 94-hectare lot near National Road 5 in Russei Keo district on the northern outskirts of Phnom Penh.