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Southern fruit festival begins in HCM City

At the festival. Photo: VNA
The 15th Southern Fruit Festival kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on June 1, featuring a wide range of fruits.

The three-month event, held in Suoi Tien theme park in district 9, is being jointly organised by the municipal Departments of Tourism, Trade and Industry and Agriculture and Rural Development.

The event offers visitors a chance to buy safe fruits at prices 20-30 percent  cheaper than that on the market.

Vice Director of the municipal Department of Tourism Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa said visitors to the festival can tour a garden boasting exotic fruits grown in different parts of the country and a floating market selling ripe fruits.

The festival aims to hounour and preserve the culture of the southern region in particular and Vietnam in general, she stressed.

An art performance programm, a fruit procession, exhibitions of foods made from fruits, shows to make sculptures from fruits, and a competition for the best fruits, among others, are also included in the framework of the event, she added.

The festival will last until August 31, 2019.