From. Khartoum- Neimat Al Naiem [
The Red Sea State is planning to launch the activities of the Third Tourism Festival in the period the 5th of Nov. 2009 to early Jan. 2010. Tourism Director in the State, Mohammed Tahir Awadab, stated that the Festival would include folkloric exhibition, general exhibitions, camel race, car rally, motor and traditional boats contests. He added that some companies would participate in the occasion through sponsorship and organization.
He revealed that Eritrean music bands would participate in the festival through the Eritrean-Sudanese Tourism Week noting that the Egyptian Circus would also participate.
Awadab believes that the festival will activate tourism in the state hence sustains its economy.
He reported that the Festival activities will be conducted in Port Sudan, Suwakin and Sinkat with the expectation that Presidents Al-Bashir of Sudan and Isaias Afwerki of Eritrean might honor the occasion by their presence.