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Fruit festival opens in Mekong Delta province

Fruit festival opens in Mekong Delta province

The festival will display and sell select varieties of fruit, ornamental plants, and handicraft products. It attracts more than 200 renowned orchards from southern Tay Ninh province and Mekong Delta provinces.

There will be 10 stands displaying 30 traditional dishes from the south. In addition, a wide range of activities traditional games and other entertainment activities will be held for children.
Tien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta hosted the first ever national fruit festival in My Tho city from April 19 to 24

The festival would welcome over 100,000 guests and tourists. There are 350 rooms available for accommodation in My Tho City and in nearby provinces such as Long An, Ben Tre and HCMC. The recently opened Trung Luong Expressway makes My Tho City only a 40 minute drive from HCMC.

With more than 700 stalls, the event displayed 2,000 tons of fruit from 24 provinces, including the well-known Hoa Loc mangoes, Lo Ren Vinh Kim star-apples, Chin Hoa durians and Hung Yen longans. Also, the festival features agricultural products and plant exhibitions, food fairs, firework displays and festivities at Cai Be floating market. Several national records are expected to be set during the festival too, including the largest map of Vietnam and the longest dragon made entirely of fruit.

Fruit festival in Kieng Giang

Fruit festival in Kieng Giang

There would also be an awards ceremony to honor farmers, scientists and enterprises who have contributed to research and planting processes to deliver high-quality Vietnamese fruit to both local and global markets.

Vietnam has a total of 776,000 hectares under fruit cultivation and can increase competitiveness compared to leading exporters Thailand and China if it invests more into seedling research, modern techniques and brand building.

The Fruit Festival will host a series of seminars on developing trademarks for Vietnamese fruit on the global market and measures to create and strengthen links between scientists, farmers, processors and local authorities to increase value.

This festival is set to become a five-yearly event.

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