JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Sponsors sign up for first Vietnam Int’l balloon festival

Sponsors sign up for first Vietnam Int’l balloon festival

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 12:31 GMT+7

Three sponsors have signed commitments to provide for Vietnam’s first ever international hot air balloon festival, scheduled to take place in the southern province of Binh Thuan from August 29 to September 3.

The sponsorship agreement was signed on August 15 at SeaHorse resort of Binh Thuan between the event’s organiser, the Chien Thang Service Ltd, and Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and the fully foreign invested life insurer Manulife.

The festival will cost an estimated 20 billion VND (nearly one million USD), said Chien Thang company’s vice general director Hoang Ngoc Nam.

Speaking at the ceremony, vice chairman of the People’s Committee of Binh Thuan Nguyen Thanh Tam said that the festival is expected to promote the country’s image in general and the local tourism sector in particular.

More than 50 pilots and international balloonists from 12 countries and territories will feature at the show, with around 30 colourful balloons taking to skies above Phan Thiet.

Currently, facilities supporting the festival are at the final stage of completion.

VNA

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Latest news