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Khammuan hosts 12th National Pétanque Competition

The 12th National Pétanque Competition (Prime Minister’s trophy) is being hosted in Khammuan between Feb 16 and 18.

The competition draws 13 teams (229 players) representing Luang Namtha, Phongsaly, Vientiane, Borikhamxay, Savannakhet, Saravan, Attapeu, Xekong, Khammuan, Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Security, and Prime Minister’s Office.

They are competing for 36 medals including 9 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 18 bronze medals, and cash prizes.

700 matches have been and will be competed at three stadiums through Feb 18, according to Vice Governor of Khammuan Province Keo-udone Boutsingkhone.

Addressing the opening ceremony on Thursday, Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone expressed his belief that this Petanque competition event would play an important role in developing human resources in the country and urged the organizing committee and referees to ensure security and solidarity during the competition.

The opening ceremony also saw the presence of Minister of Education and Sports Phout Simmalavong.

Source: Lao News Agency