Buon Ma Thuot coffee festival kicks off

(VOVworld) – The fifth Buon Ma Thuot coffee festival opened on Monday in Dak Lak province.

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Buon Ma Thuot is famous for high quality coffee. (Photo: gialai.gov.vn)
Dinh Van Khiet, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said the 4-day event marks the 40th anniversary of the Buon Ma Thuot Victory, which paved the way for the 1975 Ho Chi Minh Offensive to liberate Saigon and reunify the country. This year’s event celebrates the 110th anniversary of Buon Ma Thuot and 100 years of growing coffee trees in Dak Lak province. Khiet said that through the festival Dak Lak province hopes to popularize the Vietnamese coffee brand and expand trade with other countries. Khiet said: “This year’s festival was connected to other big festivals across the country. The festival honors the coffee tree, one of the key factors in bringing wealth to people of the Central Highlands. The event helps to popularize the image of Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak and honor coffee tree growers.”

On this occasion, Dak Lak announced the Prime Minister’s decision to turn Buon Ma Thuot’s coffee trading center into a joint-stock company.