|In a press conference in Hanoi on July 31
Upon addressing a press conference in Hanoi on July 31, Nguyen Huu Lap, vice chairman of the Ben Tre provincial People’s Committee, said the event aims to introduce local coconut products and their advantages and economic value to both domestic and foreign visitors.
The festival will feature exhibitions based on coconut products and trade fairs, along with a variety of southern cuisine. A workshop focusing purely on building the profile of the Ben Tre coconut brand has also been arranged within the framework of the event.
The seven-day festival will see tours set up for guests who wish to visit many beauty spots throughout Ben Tre province.
In addition, folk games will be arranged with a view to drawing the participation of both students and coconut growers.
A beauty contest titled the Miss Ben Tre 2019 pageant is due to be held during the event
Moreover, a street parade is expected to attract approximately 1,000 people wearing Ao Ba Ba costumes, the traditional outfit of southern Vietnam.