Ben Tre to host fourth coconut festival next year
Update: Dec 15, 2014
The 4th Coconut Festival will take place in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre from April 7-13, reported the event’s organising board at a press conference on December 12.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Ngoc Tam said the festival aims to honour local coconut growers and the 100-year history of growing coconut in the locality.

It will give coconut farmers, and firms operating in the sector an opportunity to promote their products and seek partners, he added.

Along with representatives from coconut-planting localities nationwide, those from the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) and foreign countries, which have developed coconut industry, will be invited to attend the event, said Huynh Van Hung, Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

As part the festival, a number of workshops discussing the benefits of products from coconut for health and how to promote the coconut cultivation amidst climate change will be also organised.

Other activities at the event will give visitors chances to join daily life of local people and get an insight into the locality’s culture.