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Yala prepares to host the 32nd annual dove-cooing contest

Feb 23. 2017
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By The Nation

Yala City Municipality will host the 32nd Asean Barred Ground Dove competition early next month, anticipating more than Bt50 million in spending related to the event.

Yala deputy governor Kukiat Wongkraphan presided over a press conference announcing the staging of the southern province’s famous dove-cooing competition running between March 3 and 5 at Khwan Mueang Park.  

“The Asean Barred Ground Dove contest is an activity for which the municipality has always received cooperation from government and the private sector. That has helped us to hold the event for 32 years in a row.”

“We expects to draw dove lovers from across the nation as well as from neighbouring countries such as Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. There are around 2,000 doves featuring in the contest,” Yala Municipality mayor Pongsak Yingchoncharoen told a press conference on Thursday. 

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