Ho Chi Minh City gala honours Vietnamese rice

A Gala dinner themed Quintessence of Vietnamese Rice, was held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 7, as part of the 16th Ho Chi Minh City International Travel Expo (ITE Ho Chi Minh City 2022).
An art performance at the programme (Photo: NDO)
An art performance at the programme (Photo: NDO)

Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Phan Van Mai, said rice is not only the main source of food for Vietnamese people but among the roots of Vietnamese civilisation and culture.

“The programme is the greeting from Vietnam - a beautiful, safe and friendly destination, where visitors can ‘live fully’ in every moment of their journey”, added Chairman Mai.

He also emphasised that the programme was also a greeting from Ho Chi Minh City, a dynamic and exciting destination, to international friends.

A wide variety of unique performances were held during the gala dinner, including a show of traditional Ao Dai by designer Sy Hoang, in addition to dances and songs about rice and farmers.

Over the past 15 years, the ITE Ho Chi Minh City 2022 has affirmed its brand as one of the most prestigious and leading international tourism fairs in Vietnam and Asia.

The event also offered an opportunity for businesses to seek partners, as well as promote their products to both domestic and international consumers.