Lao Cai hosts Northwest Cuisine Festival

The Northwest Cuisine Festival opened in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on October 20 as part of the National Tourism Year 2017.

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With 55 booths, the festival aims to promote typical dishes of the five northwest provinces of Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Hoa Binh and Yen Bai, as well as those from Hanoi, northern Thai Nguyen, Ninh Binh and Bac Giang provinces, and the central provinces of Ninh Thuan and Thua Thien-Hue.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Ngo Hoai Chung said that the event is held in the context that Vietnam’s tourism sector is receiving much attention from the Vietnamese Party and State and the entire society.

In the first nine months of 2017, Vietnam welcomed 9.4 million foreign tourists, a year-on-year rise of 28.4%, making it one of the world’s 10 nations with the highest growth in the number of foreign tourists.

This is a premise for Vietnam to achieve an increase of at least 30%, or 13 million international visitors this year, Chung added.

The festival will open to visitors until October 23.

VNA

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