HCM CITY — The first International Seaport Festival will be held in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau from November 10-12.
The event is being held to promote the country's maritime economic sector, and raise public awareness of the country's sea and island sovereignty.
Through its diverse activities, the festival hopes to attract investment interest in the sector, according to Ho Van Nien, deputy chairman of the Ba Ria-Vung Tau People's Committee.
Organised by the provincial People's Committee and Loma Global Trading Corporation, the event provides a platform for local and foreign businesses operating in the maritime sector to seek business opportunities.
The festival will include a carnival, a "friendship" golf tournament, sea, ship and island photographic exhibition, a seminar on seaport development and investment, and musical performances.
It also includes a trade fair where visitors can find the world's latest technologies in shipbuilding, seaport development and logistics services.
The event plays an important role in contributing to implement the Government's policy on Viet Nam's maritime economic development strategy, according to the organisers.
In its development strategy in the 2010-15 period, with a vision to 2020, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province targets becoming an urban seaport city. — VNS