Banteay Srei district governor Kim Finan said that in order to create income opportunities for the villagers and promote the recovery of the tourism sector, the district administration will cooperate with the community in Preah Dak village to organise this rural food showcase.

He said that it will be a new experience for tourists to visit where they can enjoy the atmosphere of the village and taste food made by the villagers.

“A team will prepare a traffic management plan, and will prepare adequate parking areas. The event will take place on December 30-31 and January 1 with food stalls, seating, and a stage for traditional drum music,” said Finan.

Finan added that the entire programme will be conducted in accordance with the principles of health and safety rules, including mask wearing and social distancing.

District governor’s secretary Heng Piseth said yesterday that more than 60 booths had already been rented. He also pointed out that because a seated dining area is not provided, the food sold must be suitable for takeaway. Due to the fair’s focus on traditional rural foods, vendors of western food like burgers or pizza would not qualify.

“We would like to promote local foods to tourists, as well as encourage people to learn more about it. People from far away, or young urban people may have never tried some of our food,” he said.

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