Ben Tre preparing for the 6th fruit and tree festival, 2006

Ben Tre Province is planning to hold the 6th Fruit and Tree Festival 2006 in the time between May 27 and May 31, 2006. The traditional occasion is purported to assess and review a year of production and innovation of garden owners and traders in the seedling and ornamental flowers and tree business; and at the same time to introduce the province's economic potentials as well as to take chance for commercial and investment promotion activities. Like previous occasions, the May festival will also set up many display stands for fresh fruits, processed and reserved products, high-quality seedlings, ornamental flowers and trees, and Ben Tre's other specialities.

During the time of festival, there will be contests as usual such as the safe fruit contest, fruit trade fair, the ornamental flower contest, the cooking contest, the contest for excellent craftsmanship in tree grafting and bonsai shaping.

There also will be specialist conferences on a major subjects such as the economic model of VND50 million per hectare per year, cultivation know-how, care-taking and treatment of green-skin pomelo, the market for fruit and the after-harvest processing and reserving of fruit, and many other round-table talks, discussions, and consultations about safe seedling and fruit production.

Besides, many popular cultural and sport activities will be held during the time of festival, as well as reality touring of the fruit gardens and seedling farms.

Translated by Truong Hung