A market event, held on the sidelines of Prathat Prabat Phonsan Festival, has drawn 247 producers and service providers. The fair was opened on Tuesday at sacred Prabat Phonsan Temple, Borikhamxay Province.
The opening ceremony was attended by Borikhamxay Governor Kongkeo Xaysongkham, Governor of Thaprabat District Somsot Seng-aphone, Director of the Borikhamxay Provincial Department of Industry and Commerce Kaysone Chansyna and other provincial leaders.
“This event aims to promote the protection of the fine culture and traditions of the nation and the province and to strengthen understanding, solidarity and friendship among people in the district,” said Thaprabath District’s Vice Governor Kone Luangphithak. “The event also aims to give direct and indirect impetus to local economy, especially the businesses in the tourism sector, promote natural, historical and cultural tourist attractions in Thaprabath District so that they can attract more visitors.”
Exhibited and sold at the market fair included One District One Products (ODOPs), products of model families, handicrafts, agricultural products, textiles and tourism products.
An alms giving ceremony will be also held on the sidelines of the event on Jan 6, 2023, the last day of the annual festival.
Source: Lao News Agency