Vietnam set for 1st international ports festival

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The first International Seaports Festival will take place in the tourism town of Vung Tau from May 17 to 19

Both fun and games business will feature at the first International Seaports Festival to be hosted by Vung Tau town, a resort town in southern Vietnam, from May 17 to 19.

An opening ceremony will be followed by a golf tournament, exhibitions and fairs, forums, workshops and conferences, an international music show, a gala dinner, and others.

The organizers said the activities would highlight mechanisms and policies in place to develop ports, Vietnam's marine tourism status, trade promotion and investment, capacity building, and creating opportunities for domestic and foreign investors to compare notes.

The exhibitions will showcase products, equipment, and technologies for the construction and development of the ports, training and supply of human resources, marketing for the logistics industry, and global maritime, import-export, and customs procedures.

It will provide delegates to compare notes on management of commercial ports, connecting carriers, and logistics systems.

The festival is also expected to raise international awareness about Vietnam's sovereign seas and islands.

Ba Ria Vung Tau's importance as a transshipment port is well-known and can stand comparison with Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.

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