''While traffic congestion has caused us some concern in the past, we are sure that it will not be a problem for the Games,'' said BAGOC chairman Bhichai Rattakul, who is also the country's deputy prime minister.
BAGOC officials said they expect some 8,000 athletes and 3,000 officials to participate in the Bangkok Games and emphasized that the figure would top the 6,828 athletes and officials who took part in the 1994 Hiroshima Games.
Keattisak, the assistant secretary general of BAGOC's ticketing committee, said the committee had planned to sell tickets worth another 13.52 million baht (340,000 dollars) to overseas agents.
15, so the amount was not included in his report to BAGOC.
The ticketing official said BAGOC's technical committee needed to quickly settle the schedules for the games events, for which demand is expected to be greater.
For the overseas ticketing, Keattisak said BAGOC should consider offering some incentives for foreign agents such as adding a ticket or two with every 10 tickets bought.
Keattisak also informed BAGOC that tickets for billiards and snooker will be more expensive, ranging in price from 100 baht (2.5 dollars) to 300 baht (7.5 dollars), because of the higher demand with only 217 seats available at the venue.