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Firms pledge 17 billion VND to Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa Sea Festival

Khanh Hoa, May 27 (VNA) – Enterprises have pledged to donate 17.3 billion VND (over 761,000 USD) for the organisation of the upcoming 8th Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa Sea Festival in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa, accounting for over 60 percent of the total expenses.

According to the provincial People’s Committee, the festival was estimated to cost about 28.5 billion VND (over 1.25 million USD), covering over 50 activities ranging from culture, art, sports to trade seminars, with more than half of them will be funded by donors.

Highlights of the event will be a salangane nest festival, an international cuisine contest, a show of old Vespa-brand motorbikes, and a drawing contest for children.

An international seminar on sustainable development of Vietnam’s salangane nest industry, hosted by Khanh Hoa Salangane Company, will also take place during the festival.

The event will welcome five international art troupes from Spain, France, the Republic of Korea, Australia and Russia, along those from the Central Highland province of Dak Lak, central Thua Thien-Hue province, and the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu.

The festival, slated for June 10-13, is expected to greet about 150,000 domestic and foreign tourists.