First Cao Lanh Mango Festival held in Dong Thap

Cao Lanh City People's Committee and Cao Lanh District People's Committee open the first Cao Lanh Mango Festival (2022) in Cao Lanh City, Dong Thap Province, on July 6.

Opening ceremony of Cao Lanh Mango Festival.
Opening ceremony of Cao Lanh Mango Festival.

Chairman of Cao Lanh City People's Committee Vo Phan Thanh Minh said that the organisation of the mango festival aims to: honour the mango industry and products processed from mangoes, promote cultural-economic values, promote local tourism and create a local image, and expand domestic and export markets for mango consumption.

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An art performance at the opening night of Cao Lanh Mango Festival.

Cao Lanh Mango Festival is also expected to create a close connection between farmers and businesses in the consumption chain. This is considered an important link in the process of restructuring the mango industry in Dong Thap in general and Cao Lanh City, especially in Cao Lanh District, thus bringing Cao Lanh mango products to new heights.

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Visitors visit the space introducing Cao Lanh mango and products processed from mango.

According to the organising board, Cao Lanh Mango Festival is taking place from July 5 to 8, with many activities such as: establishing a Mango Branch under the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association; displaying and promoting the "Cao Lanh mango" brand; introducing “my mango tree” products, mango seedlings, and mango products; and displaying and introducing OCOP products at booths to introduce start-up products and typical products of localities in the province.

In the framework of the festival, there is also a contest for delicious mango dishes; a recreation of the floating market space on Cao Lanh River; organisation of tours and experiences of mango orchards in Cao Lanh City and Cao Lanh District; a fruit art contest; a ceremony to honour the farmers-artisans of the mango industry; and a workshop on developing the mango industry chain.