FIDE Inspections. World Youth Chess Championship 2008
Monday, 03 September 2007 00:00
A delegation consisting of the FIDE General Secretary Mr Ignatius Leong and Mr Geoffrey Borg visited Vung Tau in Vietnam between the 27th of August to the 29th of August to review and inspect the organisational setup for the forthcoming World Youth Championships to be held there in the latter part of October 2008. Read full Press Release. and see photos.
A delegation consisting of the FIDE General Secretary Mr Ignatius Leong and Mr Geoffrey Borg visited Vung Tau in Vietnam between the 27th of August to the 29th of August to review and inspect the organisational setup for the forthcoming World Youth Championships to be held there in the latter part of October 2008.
A protocol visit was arranged with the Vice Chairman of People`s Committee of Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province, Mr Vo Thanh Ky. Along with the Director of the Sports Committee, Mr Tran Phuc Loc and a number of other key people from the district, the main points required for the tournaments were discussed. The organising committee will be finalized after a visit to Turkey in November 2007.
The delegation accompanied by the Vietnamese Federation President and a representative from the Vung Tau Sports Council Mr Nguyen Thanh Duan, inspected the hotels in the area as well as the playing venues. The FIDE delegation was quite pleased with the support and preparation so far and a follow up visit was discussed for early 2008.
To get to the seaside resort of Vung Tau in Vietnam, the easiest way is to fly to Ho Chi Minh airport and from there via bus transfer to Vung Tau.
Vung Tau is a resort town 125 km from Ho Chi Minh. The town is a long strip approximately 14 km long and 6 km wide. Where the southern tip of town meets the ocean stand two famous mountains Nui Lon (Truong Ky) and Nui Nho (Tao Phung) or Large mountain and Small mountain.
Vung Tau is a very picturesque sea side city of around 300,000 people with some beautiful scenery and adequate entertainment and catering facilities. The place is very clean and safe and staff in hotels are English speaking and service levels are quite high. Weather is normally very warm in the region. In October, however the weather is expected to be clement but not warm enough for swimming in the sea.
The tournament has been acclaimed by the Vietnamese political authorities as being highly beneficial not only for the city but also for the country and therefore a lot of support is being given to a successful organisation of the event.