Thursday, January 24, 2008

Vietnam to build chess institute in south

Chess institute to be built in south
11:12' 24/01/2008 (GMT+7)

Minister Nguyen Danh Thai

VietNamNet Bridge – FIDE wants to build an international chess institute in the southern city of Vung Tau, in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, said FIDE Secretary General Ignatius Leons.

In a meeting with Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism cum Head of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training Nguyen Danh Thai on January 22, the FIDE Secretary General said the total capital needed to build the institute is around US$1 million and FIDE plans to kick off construction after the end of the World Young Chess Tournament held in Vietnam in late 2008.

He said that the People’s Committee of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province has agreed to allocate 5,000sq.m and he hopes that the institute will train many young chess talents, not only for Vietnam but also the rest of the world.