08:50 | 12/12/2016 Trade
The 2016 Thanh Hoa - North Central Region International Trade Fair opened in Thanh Hoa province on December 10 as part of the National Trade Promotion Programme 2016.
The event, which is jointly held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Thanh Hoa province, has brought together nearly 300 domestic and foreign enterprises from Vietnam's North Central region and from Laos.
A series of high quality products — specialties from provinces in Laos and North Central Vietnam — are being displayed. They include agricultural products, aquatic products, household goods, consumer goods, cosmetics, plant protection products, agricultural machinery, industrial products, products from craft villages, IT products, and banking and finance services among others.
The event provides an opportunity for businesses, craft villages and producers from the three neighbouring countries to meet and discuss practices as well as promote their products and seek partners.
Furthermore, the fair intends to introduce socio-economic achievements, potentials, advantages and preferential policies of participating provinces and cities to attract investment and boost tourism.
It is also expected to foster ties between Thanh Hoa, the North Central region and neighbouring provinces in Laos.
The trade fair will conclude on December 16.