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January, 04 2014 11:38:00

Viet Nam's first forest festival set for November debut

Viet Nam's first forest festival will be held in the Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve in the southern province of Dong Nai at the end of November this year.— File Photo
DONG NAI (VNS)  — Viet Nam's first forest festival will be held in the Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve in the southern province of Dong Nai at the end of November this year, according to the provincial culture department.

Co-organised by the provincial People's Committee and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the three-day event hopes to attract about 2,000 participants. A variety of activities related to culture, sports and cuisine, as well as seminars will be organised to highlight the importance of protecting forest resources.

According to Tran Quang Toai, the deputy director of Dong Nai's culture department, the festival aims to promote awareness about Viet Nam's forests, encourage respect for the benefits and value of natural resources and urge people to protect the forests and natural bio-diversity. He hopes that the festival will also generate interest in tourism in the province and attract tourists from home and overseas. — VNS

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