Unlike several years ago, when locals in a Mekong Delta province exploited their marshy forests to an alarming extent, many of them now grow trees for their own sake and environmental purposes.
Farmers in an area in southern Vietnam’s Ben Tre Province, which has been recognized as the country’s largest fruit tree sapling producer, have adopted new production and promotion methods and thus markedly enhanced efficiency in recent years.
Trees pruned and clipped into animal shapes by local residents in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre have been exported to Singapore and Australia to be displayed at tourism parks. The trees are made by growing ficus microcarpa trees in zinc frames that are curved in the shapes of dragons, rabbits, deer, swans, and kangaroos.
A farmer in southern Vietnam has dedicated over a decade to marketing green-skinned grapefruit and turning it from a less popular fruit into one of the country’s most sought-after exports.
Two ancient banyans in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre were recognised as Heritage Tree on June 2 by the Viet Nam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment.
Cho Lach District, which has the largest fruit cultivation area in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Ben Tre, will hold the annual fruit festival at its Culture and Sport Centre from June 15 to 21.
The fourth Ben Tre Coconut Festival 2015, attracting hundreds of thousands of domestic and foreign visitors and local people, wrapped up successfully in in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on April 13.
On 7 April 2015, the 4th Ben Tre Coconut Festival 2015 with the theme “Vietnamese coconut – Integration and Development” was officially opened in Ben Tre Stadium, Ben Tre City, Ben Tre Province.
In the framework of Ben Tre Coconut Festival 2015 with the theme “Ben Tre Coconut – Integration and Development”, from 7 to 13 April 2015, in Hoang Lam Statue Park (Hung Vuong Street, Ward 5, Ben Tre City), the Southern Coconut Cuisine Festival will take place to introduce typical dishes of Southern localities, especially dishes made from coconut.
The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has put forth a number of measures to welcome 1 million tourists in 2014, in a bid to fulfill its tourism development goals by 2015.
The 4th Coconut Festival will take place in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre from April 7-13, reported the event’s organising board at a press conference on December 12.
To foster development of service and tourism sectors according to the tourism stimulus program 2013 of Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), People's Committee of Ben Tre Province makes plan to implement specific activities to attract tourists to Ben Tre and stimulate their expenditure.