|At My Dinh national stadium (Photo: Internet)
The total estimated budget of VND150 billion (US$6.4 million) will be taken from the State budget for preparation of the SEA Games.
With the main venue in Hanoi, the My Dinh National Stadium will be the heart of the upcoming SEA Games with the opening, closing ceremony, athletics and football competitions.
According to Nguyen Viet Tien, acting director of the stadium, the My Dinh Sports Complex is currently reviewing and listing items that need repairing for the region's biggest sports event. The first item to be repaired is the grass of the stadium. As this was last renovated in 2011-2012, it needs to be replaced.
Phase 2 of the project to repair the stadium's running track has been completed. The International Association of Athletics Federations will send experts to inspect and certify if the track is qualified for international competitions.
“We have also sent the documents to Quality Assurance Department, Ministry of Construction to approve the project soon," said Tien.
Since 2012, no national or international athletics tournaments have been held at the National My Dinh Stadium due to the broken track.
According to Nguyen Manh Hung, general secretary of the Vietnam Athletics Federation, following the repairs, the National Athletics Championship 2020 will be held at the My Dinh Stadium in November.