Bến Tre ready for coconut festival

The third biennial Bến Tre Coco Festival will be held from April 4 to 10 in the Mekong Delta province.

Titled “Bến Tre on The Road to Integration and Development,” the event aims to honor individuals and organizations that have contributed to the local coconut goods production sector and to exchange contacts with coconut growers and businesses in the region.

The festival is scheduled to gather around 500 booths from more than 250 coconut businesses from southern provinces growing coconut, as well as some countries belonging to the Asian Pacific Coconut Community.

The festival will also include a series of cultural events such as a street parade, exhibitions featuring coconut products, a trade shop selling top Vietnamese goods and a seminar on how to increase the value of coconut products by 2015, and ongoing towards 2020.

A beauty pageant titled “Miss Coconut Land,” gathering more than 80 contestants from localities growing coconut, will also be organized within the framework of the festival.

The festival will take place on Đồng Khởi Avenue in Bến Tre City.

Source: Tuổi Trẻ Online

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