Vietnam’s first rice festival will take place in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang on November 28, two days later than initially planned. The festival’s organising board said that by October 27 hundreds of enterprises from 30 provinces and cities nationwide had registered to open more than 400 stands at the event.
Apart from a central exhibition area, a number of areas will showcase rice growing models from three Vietnamese regions, agricultural and fishing equipment, engines and agricultural machinery and seed plants.
A number of concerts, competitions and seminars, such as performances of southern traditional don ca tai tu by artists from 18 southern provinces, a culinary festival and a contest to encourage agricultural expansion will take place.
Several seminars on Vietnamese rice exports and the promotion of agricultural investment will also be held, co-organised by several ministries and Hau Giang Province.
The event will last until December 2./.