In his address, the Prime Minister said: "The Ca Mau Culture and Tourism Week creates a good opportunity to introduce and promote local potential. At this event, we will inaugurate the Ca Mau Cape Flag Pole which reflects the affection of Hanoi toward Ca Mau and a symbol of national unity and sovereignty."
The Prime Minister asked the city to tap local potential in tourism development focusing on science research and preservation of the natural ecological system as well as local culture.
Main activities during the week will be a trade-tourism and a cuisine festival, along with art and cultural performances. Businesses from Ca Mau and other provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta will be joined by their peers from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and the Republic of Korea at the fair and cuisine festival.
Meanwhile, local artists will perform alongside those from Bac Giang, Ninh Binh, Hanoi and the Central Highlands in various locations in Ca Mau city during December 11-15.
In addition, talks and business matching events will be held for tourism companies, in order to promote connectivity between Ca Mau and other Mekong Delta localities as well as the major hubs of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and tourism organisations of neighbouring countries.
On the occasion, Ca Mau will inaugurate several important projects, including the Mother Statue, the Lac Long Quan Temple, and the Ca Mau Cape flag pole which is a present from Hanoi.
Ca Mau aims to attract more than 1.6 million tourists this year and rake in over 105 million USD in tourism revenue.
Over the last nine months, nearly 1.2 million travellers chose the province as their destination, up 15.41 percent, helping it gain some 1.86 trillion VND in revenue, up almost 11 percent year on year./.