Ho Chi Minh City to launch 1st Vietnam Fruit Week next week

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 A file photo from Ho Chi Minh City's Suoi Tien Theme Park's website shows fruits displayed as entries for a fruit contest as part of the Southern Fruits Festival held at the park in District 9 last year.
Different kinds of Vietnamese fruits will be displayed and put on sale to promote the tropical country’s produce during the first Vietnam Fruit Week, scheduled from June 1-9 in Ho Chi Minh City.
The event will be held at many hotels, supermarkets, markets, and stores, according to the city's Tourism Department.
Local residents and tourists will be able to learn more about safe fruit traders while experienced chefs and bartenders will get creative with local fruits.
Supermarkets will offer at least seven kinds of fruit with up to 40 percent discounts, including Co.op Mart, Co.op Xtra’s, SatraMart and Satrafoods.
The Suoi Tien Theme Park in HCMC's District 9 will host the Southern Fruits Festival.
The event also aims to raise fund for farmers and their families who are affected by saltwater intrusion and drought in the Mekong Delta.

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