The northern province of Phu Yen will complete preparations for a major Vietnamese seafood festival before March 25, the provincial Vice Chairman Tran Quang Nhat said at a press conference on January 16.

The seafood festival this year is to be themed “Vietnam seafood-integration and development” and it will mark the 55th anniversary of the traditional fisheries sector and the 39th anniversary of the province’s liberation, which both fall on April 1.

According to the organisers, the festival, which will be participated in by 28 coastal cities and provinces nationwide, will host economic activities such as investment promotion, cooperative development of trade and aquaculture, and tourism promotion.

The festival, costing 10 billion VND (470,000 USD), will take place over six days from March 28.

The province is the top region for oceanic tuna fishing in Vietnam.-VNA