Recently, the documentary crew of the program "The rivers of life" (broadcast on PBS Television channel of Thailand) came to Vietnam to film the lives of the people along the Mekong river. On this occasion, mrs Peeyada Prasutsaengchan (Kew) - the crew leader expressed her feelings about Vietnam.
"To me, this is my first time of visit to Vietnam but our crew 'Spirit of Asia' has come to Vietnam for many times to make documentary programs across the country. The purpose of "The rivers of life" is to record the most vivid pictures of people lives and the relationships among the lives of the people living in ASEAN countries where the Mekong river running through, to encourage the people to understand the importance of the river to man. That helps them see the need to take responsibilities in the protection and exploitation of natural resources, to promote the value of the river".
Started on 13 april 2012, the program has been broadcasted from 22:00 to 23:00 every Friday. Spectators can follow this program on Thailand PBS Television channels or on the website: http://program.thaipbs.or.th/documentary or http://www.facebook.com/Theriversoflife. Mrs. Peeyada Prasutsaengchan has visited to Vietnam for the first time and right in the water areas of the Mekong delta River, especially on the occasion of starting the rainy season so that she was very impressed by this area, particularly on the floating market. The floating market at the 5 crossing-rivers in Soc Trang has brought the opportunity to communicate with people from many different regions, with many interesting activities such as the exchanges, buying and selling fruit and other items of daily life pleasantly on the river! The rainy season brings the fruits to the fields and gardens and the green color that makes the Mekong Delta River a "green dragon" of Vietnam.
Mrs. Peeyada Prasutsaengchan also said that Cuu Long River Delta region has a great tourism potential and is an attractive destination to tourists due to its many resources and a scenic land, rivers, canals and the end of the Mekong River out to the East Sea. To develop tourism here most effectively, in Thailand's experience, the most important thing is to educate the consciousness of the local people and the visitors to recognize the value of the resources in the region. They are responsible for the protection of these valuable resources, for development of the sustainable tourism; With the potential and the huge advantages, in the future, Mekong Delta River will really be one of the tourist destinations with full of fascinating discoveries to the tourists.