16:17 | 17/10/2017 Society
The first Cultural, Sports and Tourism Festival opened in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau on October 13, in response to the Lao Cai – Northwest National Tourism Year.
The event featured a brief introduction of ethnic groups in the province, folk sports and signature festivals, thereby highlighting tangible and non-tangible cultural values of local ethnic groups.
Tong Thanh Hai, permanent Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee and head of the event’s organising board, said the festival introduces tourist and cultural products and farm produce in the northwest and Lai Chau in particular to visitors.
A parachuting competition and exhibition on cultural space of ethnic groups will be also held.
The three-day festival also enables the province to attract investment in tourism, culture and farm produce.