|Visitors look at equipment at the four-day Viet Nam International Textile and Garment Industry Exhibition, which opened yesterday in HCM City. The expo has attracted around 200 companies from 12 countries and territories. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai
HCM CITY (VNS)— The Viet Nam International Textile and Garment Industry Exhibition opened yesterday in HCM City with the participation of 200 companies.
The four-day event also includes a Textile and Apparel Accessories fair.
Exhibitors come from 12 countries and territories such as China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the US.
The companies are marketing their products at 360 booths, products including machines for spinning, knitting, yarn processing, cloth cutting, sewing, laundry, chemicals and garment accessories.
"The textile and garment industry plays an increasingly important role in the country's industrialisation, contributing to economic development and meeting domestic and export demands, as well as promoting the development of other industries," said Phan Thi Thanh Minh, head of the Southern Operation Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
"The companies have real demands for advanced machinery and stable material sources to ensure sustainable growth," she added.
The organisers, the Viet Nam Exhibition and Advertising Co and Taiwan's Chanchao, expect the event will attract 16,000 visitors seeking advanced machinery and technology to improve their product quality.
The event venue is at the Tan Binh Exhibition and Convention Centre, 446 Hoang Van Thu St, Tan Binh District — VNS