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At the rehearsal of the SEA Games 31’s opening ceremony. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, head of the National Steering Committee for organizing SEA Games 31, attended a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the event in Hanoi. My Dinh Stadium May 10 in the evening.

He spoke highly of the efforts of those engaged in the preparations for the ceremony over the past few days, calling on relevant units to gather opinions and make timely adjustments to ensure the success of the event. opening.

Nearly 2,000 people in Hanoi train for artistic performances during the opening and closing ceremonies of SEA Games 31.

After a parade and hoisting ceremony of the national flag of Vietnam and the flags of ASEAN and WED Games 31exceptional Vietnamese athletes will carry the torch and light the cauldron of the Games, followed by a spectacle in three chapters.

The first chapter, themed “Friendly Vietnam”, will introduce Vietnam’s unique cultural identity as well as the hospitality and friendliness that the country offers to people from all over the region and the world.

Deputy PM attends rehearsal of SEA Games opening ceremony 31 hinh anh 2Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (second from left) attends the rehearsal. (Photo: VNA)

Meanwhile, the second chapter will highlight a “strong Southeast Asia”, with the message that the strength of a connected ASEAN community will bring the bloc a strong position in the world.

The third and final chapter will be themed “Brilliant Southeast Asia”, reflecting the strength of solidarity and friendship between Vietnam and other ASEAN member countries for a strong community and the growing role of the association on the world stage.

One of the highlights of the event will be the use of state-of-the-art technologies, including mapping, augmented reality – AR and extended reality – EX, among others.

Notably, the symbols of 40 sports will be displayed using the art of Dong Ho folk painting, a traditional craft in Vietnam, through graphic images.

SEA Games 31 competitions, themed “For a Stronger Southeast Asia,” are taking place in Hanoi and 11 nearby locations until May 23./.