Ben Tre festival promotes coconut industry

The 5th Coconut Festival will be held in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre in mid-November.

A wide range of activities are scheduled during the week-long festival, including coconut cuisine festival, exhibition of coconut products, conference on coconut value chain, and a culture-art-tourism week which features a string of events like art performances, tour operation, and folk games.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Huu Lap said: The festival aims to honor local coconut and coconut-based products while popularizing the local staple among domestic and foreign tourists. They are expected to help Ben Tre province promote its advantage in exports of coconut products and raise public awareness of the local coconut culture and potential. Besides, the festival will contribute to attracting investment for coconut value chain and tourism development.

Source: VOV5