(KPL) Many local residents and foreigners turned out at Chao Anouvong Park on Jan 23 for the 14th Lao Food Festival which has drawn more than 180 booths of local and foreign cuisines, agricultural products and handicrafts.
Scheduled for Jan 23-26, starting from 8:00 am to 10.00 pm, the festival aims to promote the conservation of Lao traditional cuisines and related cultures, attract foreign visitors, especially from ASEAN to visit the Lao PDR, and create more opportunities for female entrepreneurs in the food business sector to introduce their products and services, according to the President of the Lao Women’s Business Association Chantachone Vongsay.
The event also provides female entrepreneurs the opportunity to share experiences and lessons about food business and culinary skills.
This year food festival has also drawn One Tambon One Product- OTOP products from Thailand. Foreign embassies are also represented at the festival.
The opening ceremony of the event also witnessed the presence of the President of the Lao Women’s Union Inlavanh Keobounphan, and the Vice President of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Daivone Phachanthaving.
Source: Lao News Agency