The opening ceremony saw the
presence of former State President Truong Tan Sang, National Assembly
Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and Head of the Mass Mobilization Commission of
the Party Central Committee Truong Thi Mai, among others.
Delivering a speech, NA
Chairwoman Ngan noted that the biannual festival is a favorite major event of
the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, adding that it provides an
opportunity for local businesses in the horticulture and agriculture sectors to
meet with their peers from other provinces and for the tourism industry to
emphasize the local uniqueness among visitors.
As scheduled, 15 main programs
will be launched during the five-day festival including a fashion show, an Ao
Dai (Vietnamese traditional dress) fashion week, art performances, a fresh
vegetable fair, and a “Silk-Tea” night.
The highlight of the festival is
a floral arrangement space, made by flower growers and artisans from the Da Lat Flower
Association, in various areas of the city, such as around Xuan Huong lake, Le
Dai Hanh florist street, Ong Dao bridge, Tran Hung Dao Park, and near tourist
A series of workshops will be
held within the framework of the festival to promote investment in Lam Dong
province, to discuss Da Lat city’s ongoing development planning, and to develop
local tea and silk businesses.