Festival highlights HCM City’s development hinh anh 1An art performance at the opening ceremony of the festival in 2015 (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – A festival highlighting Ho Chi Minh City’s development and integration will be held in the city from December 1 – 3 with various culture and art activities.

The announcement was made at a press conference in the city on November 15.

As many as 25 consulates, friendship organisations, non-governmental organisations, and business associations have registered to participate in the festival, according to the municipal Department of Culture and Sports.

Organised by the municipal People’s Committee, the event aims to popularise the unique culture of Vietnam and HCM City to international friends.

This year’s event will feature an exhibition on the city’s diplomatic activities, a book fair, and a workshop on education and startups.

Food stalls will also be set up to introduce local specialties, while folk games are also expected to draw visitors.-VNA