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|Ben Tre's speciality products were displayed at The Garden Mall in Ho Chi Minh City|
Within the framework of the programme, a coconut village has been recreated in a market space with more than 30 stalls displaying specialty products and a cultural area dedicated to traditional craft villages. Visitors had a chance to peruse and purchase a variety of products from food and décor to cosmetics made from coconut and other agricultural products.
In addition, visitors could learn firsthand the process of making delicious coconut candies, crunchy Son Doc sweet rice patties or weaving products made from coconut stems and leaves like baskets, brooms, and decorative items through the demonstrations by real Ben Tre artisans.
Stories of the culture and people of Dong Khoi homeland were retold through documents, pictures, a collection of poems by poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu, and traditional instruments made from coconut, which can impress those who have an interest in learning about history, traditions, and culture.
Nguyen Huu Lap, vice chairman of the Ben Tre provincial People's Committee, said, “In recent years, the government, businesses, and people of Ben Tre have been striving to create with the desire to develop the provincial economy, while also maintaining and promoting the traditional cultural values of the locality.”
He said that this event was an opportune chance for Ben Tre to bring its special cultural space, quality products, and services to the city’s residents and people of the surrounding provinces.
Moreover, the programme creates a platform for enterprises from Ben Tre and Ho Chi Minh City to network and explore partnership opportunities through the Conference on Supply-Demand Connections between Ben Tre and Ho Chi Minh City.
Le Van Khe, director of the Ben Tre Department of Industry and Trade, said, “I believe that with enthusiasm and creativity, Ben Tre’s enterprises will be able to participate in the supply chain from production to consumption, bringing the province’s goods into the distribution systems of Ho Chi Minh City and other cities and provinces throughout the country.