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Vietnam to hold big-ticket int’l flower festival for first time
Wednesday,  1/20/2021, 14:44 

Vietnam to hold big-ticket int’l flower festival for first time

The Saigon Times

A view of a beach in Hai Ninh Commune in Quang Binh Province, where an international flower festival is set to be held – PHOTO: TNO

HCMC – An international flower festival is set to kick off in Quang Binh Province in 2023 at a total cost of 122 million euros, making it the first big-ticket flower festival to be organized in Vietnam.

On January 18, the Quang Binh government met with some relevant agencies and units and investors to discuss the organization of the festival.

The projected festival will be held on 89 hectares of land in Hai Ninh Commune of Quang Ninh District and last for 183 days from December 1, 2023, to May 31, 2024, the local media reported.

The organizers will comprise Panasia JSC, Quang Binh International Exhibition JSC and Japan’s Hakuhodo.

The festival is expected to attract some eight million visitors, with 2.5 million international tourists and 5.5 million domestic visitors, earn some 148 million euros and contribute VND330 billion to the State budget.

Ho An Phong, vice chairman of the provincial government, said that it was the first-of-its-kind international flower festival to be organized in Vietnam and that Quang Binh Province was honored to host the festival, which is expected to boost the image of the province in the global market.

Some projects and infrastructure facilities such as Dong Hoi Airport will be upgraded by 2023 to serve the festival.

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