QUANG TRI — The Trans-Asia Industry and Trade Fair opened in central Quang Tri Province's Dong Ha city on Wednesday with 280 com-panies displaying consumer and other goods.
They are from the Central Highlands and coastal regions of Viet Nam; the Lao province of Savannakhet; the Thai provinces of Mucdakhan, Khonken, and Nakhon-phanom; and Myanmar.
Nguyen Huu Dung, deputy chairman of the Quang Tri People's Committee, said the week-long event was part of a national business promotion programme.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Thanh Bien said the fair was also expected to boost commercial and cultural exchanges between areas along the Trans-Asia Corridor which runs from central Viet Nam through Laos and Thailand to Myanmar.
The fair also marks the opening of the third Trans-Asia Bridge Festival in Quang Tri Province which will also last until July 31. — VNS