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Mekong Delta tourism week to debut in southern Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, June 24 (Xinhua) -- The first Mekong Delta Green Tourism Week will take place from June 26 to July 2 in the Vietnamese city of Can Tho, its organizers said Wednesday.

The week will be participated by many localities in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, including cities and provinces in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar, and by some foreign travel agencies.

The event, organized by Vietnam's Southwestern Region Steering Committee in coordination with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Can Tho City, will include a trade fair and exhibition, street parades, a regional beauty contest, a tourist guide contest and a gastronomy festival.

The fair and exhibition will have 1,200-1,500 booths, the Mekong Delta Beauty Contest will announce the most beautiful contestant on Saturday night, the gastronomy festival will feature over 100 delicious dishes from Vietnam's all regions, and street parades will highlight the beauties of all 13 Mekong Delta cities and provinces.

Total investment for the tourism week is estimated at over 10 billion Vietnamese dong (460,000 U.S. dollars).

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