A week-long festival spotlighting tea and silk products of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong is scheduled as part of the Da Lat flower festival.
Provincial officials said at a press conference on December 1 that the event will take place from December 23 to 27 in Bao Loc City, where most of the provincial silk products are produced. It will feature activities honouring tea and silk makers, and a silk fashion show.
Le Hoang Phung, Secretary of the Bao Loc Party Committee, said silk production in Lam Dong is thriving again after years in oblivion.
During 1997 – 1996, the entire province turned out 500 tonnes of silk threads and 1.8 million metres of silk. Now it produces 1,600 tonnes of silk threads on annual basis and expects to make about 6 million metres of silk in 2017. The sector has thus far created some 12,000 jobs for locals.
Bao Loc city plans to build the Bao Loc silk brand, with ten firms earmarked to receive brand certification for their silk products during the upcoming festival.