10:42 | 28/09/2015 Trade
Some 300 enterprises groups and associations are showcasing their products at the Vietnamese Goods Identity Week - Pride of Vietnamese Goods fair, which opened on September 27 in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.
At the opening ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: VNA)
The event, held as part of the Domestic Market Development project and ‘Buy Vietnamese Goods Campaign’ for 2014-2020, drew the attendance of thousands of consumers to 500 booths in Hanoi and 300 booths in Ho Chi Minh City displaying a wide range of garments, footwear, mechanical machines, industrial support products, farm produce and pharmaceutical products, among others.
A number of programmes are scheduled to be held throughout the fair, including goods exchange activities, a ‘golden hour’ for electronic and information technology product shopping, contests to identify the leading made-in-Vietnam goods and a conference to connect sellers and buyers.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ho Thi Kim Thoa highlighted that the event aims to foster the distribution of high-quality Vietnamese products among domestic consumers while increasing Vietnamese products’ competitive capacity.
She added that the fair creates a valuable opportunity for consumers to access Vietnamese products and link enterprises to establish a Vietnamese goods channel distribution nationwide.
According to Vu Trong Kim, Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Vietnam is striving to promote the ‘Buy Vietnamese Goods Campaign’ amongst all Vietnamese residents, businesses and provinces and cities selling Vietnamese commodities at stable prices by 2020.
The fair will run until October 2.