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Ninh Thuận cancels grape festival due to drought

Update: September, 13/2018 - 12:00
Grapes are the specialty of the province, with a yearly output of between 60,000 and 65,000 tonnes. — Photo from
Viet Nam News

NINH THUẬN — The People’s Committee of the central province of Ninh Thuận on Tuesday plans to cancel its Grape and Wine Festival 2018, which was planned to take place from October 5-10 in Phan Rang–Tháp Chàm City.

Lê Văn Bình, vice chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said a severe drought and shortage of water at reservoirs is expected to occur across the province in upcoming months.

The festival is expected to be held next year if weather conditions are favourable.

The festival was first organised in 2016 to promote the province’s landscapes and culture, as well as its local specialties, to Vietnamese and foreign tourists.

According to the province’s Agriculture and Rural Development, Ninh Thuận has 2,500 hectares of grape fields with an average yield of 60,000-65,000 tonnes of fresh grapes per year.

The province produces 70 tonnes of wine each year and provides a variety of grape products such as syrup, jelly, jam and raisins. — VNS




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