On March 30th 2011, at Siharat Hotel, Uttaradit, there was an announcement of the preparedness of Phuket as the next host location for the 28th national youth sport event which will be held from March 18th-28th 2012. There were a lot of related sectors and press in attendance at the announcement meeting.
In this announcement meeting Mr.Niwit Aroonrat, a Vice Governor of Phuket, signed the MOU for being the host location for the sport event with Mr.Kanokphan Julkasem, the Director of Sport Authority of Thailand (SAT). He also handed over 1 million Baht cash to SAT to ensure Phuket was ready to host the event.
SAT’s director said “I am not too concerned about the 28th national youth sport competition being held in Phuket as the province is ready to host such events. It certainly has enough accommodation and other facilities. In addition, the new criteria of the regional sport competition will be introduced in the national youth sport competition held in Khon Khan Province and Phuket respectively. We hope this will help us to find more skillful sport players and athletes who can be Thailand’s representatives to join international sport events in the future.