Ben Tre to host fourth coconut fest

Update: December, 19/2014 - 07:30

BEN TRE (VNS) — The fourth Coconut Festival will take place in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre from April 7-13, the event's organising board reported.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Tran Ngoc Tam said the festival honoured local coconut growers and the 100-year history of growing coconut in the locality.

It would also give coconut farmers and firms operating in the sector an opportunity to promote their products and seek partners, he added.

Along with representatives from coconut-planting localities nationwide, those from the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) and foreign countries with developed coconut industries would be invited, said Huynh Van Hung, director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

As part of the festival, a number of workshops discussing the benefits of coconut products for health and ways to promote coconut cultivation amidst climate change will be also organised.

Other activities at the event will offer visitors insight into the region's culture. — VNS