HCM CITY — Ethnic minorities living in Cao Bằng and Lạng Sơn will get a chance to buy quality Vietnamese products at six trade fairs to be held in the two provinces starting on Wednesday.
The “Bringing Vietnamese Goods to Rural Areas” fairs will be held in Cao Bằng’s Trà Lĩnh District from April 5 to 7, Hòa An from 9 to 11 and Thạch An from 13 to 15.
In Lạng Sơn, they will take place in Bình Gia District from 17 to 19, Văn Quan from 21 to 23 and Chi Lăng from 25 to 27.
The two provinces are home to many ethnic groups like the Tày, Nùng, Hoa, Sán Chay, and H’Mong, who usually do not have much access to quality Vietnamese goods.
Organised by the HCM City-based Business Study and Assistance Centre (BSA), the fairs have attracted nearly 30 companies, most of them from the south.
They will also have booths selling agricultural products grown by the northern chapter of the Innovative Startup Club and by HCM City’s Green-Nice Market.
Since 2009 the BSA and the Business Association of High Quality Vietnamese goods have organised almost 200 “Bringing Vietnamese Goods to Rural Areas” fairs, helping promote quality domestic products. — VNS