ASIAD 2018: Hundreds of athletes already arrive in Palembang hinh anh 1The Vietnamese sport delegation at Soekarno Hatta international airport (Source: VNA)

Jakarta (VNA) – Around 350 athletes from 15 countries and territories have already been in Palembang capital of South Sumatra province, Indonesia to compete at the Asian Games 2018.

According to the Jakabaring Sports City, athletes from Thailand, the Republic of Korea, Nepal, Hong Kong (China), India, Iran, Maldives and Japan have been present in Palembang from August 10.

As many as 143 Vietnamese athletes arrived here to join in such events as men and women’s football, shooting, volleyball, boat racing, and sepak takraw.

Jakabaring Sports City spokesman Mirza Zulkarnain said that the sport complex has prepared nine buildings capable of accommodating 3,100 people for the athletes and officials to stay.

Athletes’ accommodations have facilities equivalent to those of a two-star hotel, with three people per room, he said.

Besides menus prepared in accordance with international standards, the athletes will be provided with free laundry service.

Mirza Zulkarnain noted that with meticulous preparation, the Jakabaring Sport City can offer athletes and officials the best services during their stay.

The ASIAD 2018 will officially take place in the two major Indonesian cities - Jakarta and Palembang - from August 18 to September 2. Some 16,000 athletes and officials are expected to join the event.-VNA