18:10 | 19/03/2015 Trade
(VEN) - Ha Giang Province organized five Vietnamese goods fairs in remote communes such as Dong Van, Meo Vac and Xin Man in the run-up to the Lunar New Year festival (Tet). Essential goods, garments and confectionery were best sellers at these fairs.
Vietnamese goods attract many buyers thanks to good quality and reasonable prices
According to Director of the Ha Giang Province Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Dinh Bay, all the fairs were coordinated by the department and local businesses and traders with the intention to facilitating the sales of Vietnamese goods to local people living in provincial remote and border communes.
Vietnamese goods are increasingly favored in Ha Giang and these fairs were considered as part of the Buy Vietnamese Goods campaign while ensuring the domestic market stability in the run-up to Tet.
The goods on sales were sourced from Hai Phong and Hung Yen and included garments, electronic devices and agricultural tools to machinery and groceries. The goods offered varied prices to meet different purses and were competitively priced. Buy Vietnamese Goods banners and posters were hung and attached around the fair to encourage consumers to buy and use domestic products.
Ha Giang has held Vietnamese goods fairs regularly in recent years, helping better meet local consumer needs, especially for those who living in remote areas such as Pho Bang Town.
Nguyen Van Hai, the Director of the Ha Giang Province Industry Promotion Center, said, “The province started the Buy Vietnamese Goods campaign in late 2011 as a measure to compete with Chinese imported alternatives. To date, Vietnamese goods have gained local consumer trust as accounting for about 80 percent of all goods on sales at local fairs.”
Director of Ha Giang Province Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Dinh Bay said, “Last year, Ha Giang held 22 Vietnamese goods fairs at its 10 districts and towns, with 10 financially supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the remainder financially supported by the provincial authorities. All these fairs were held at far and remote communes such as Dong Van and Meo Vac.
Thanh Thuy Commune in Xin Chai District has successfully held Vietnamese goods fairs every Thursday attracting lots of local people since it promoted the Buy Vietnamese Goods campaign locally.
According to Nguyen Dinh Bay, Ha Giang has succeeded in the implementation of the Buy Vietnamese Goods campaign, bringing domestically produced items to its rural areas through close cooperation between provincial and local authorities and businesses. In the future, the province will continue strengthen its Vietnamese goods distribution retail outlets to better meet the local consumer needs.
By Hai Nam & Viet Nga