|Delegates attend the 17th Việt Nam-China International Trade Fair. — Photo baomoi.com|Viet Nam News
LÀO CAI — The 17th Việt Nam-China International Trade Fair has seen trade deals worth over US$258 million signed between enterprises from both sides in six days.
The fair, held in the northern province of Lào Cai, has attracted more than 100,000 visitors, bringing in revenue of some VNĐ40 billion (US$1.76 million).
Speaking at the event’s closing ceremony, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Nguyễn Trường Giang said the trade fair once again proved Lào Cai’s important role in the Kunming (China)-Lao Cai-Hà Nội-Hải Phòng-Quảng Ninh corridor, as well as in bridging Việt Nam, ASEAN and southwest China.
This year’s fair, the largest of its kind, brought together more than 300 exhibitors from Việt Nam, China, the Republic of Korea and Laos, as well as Thailand and Ghana, who showcased their products at more than 800 booths.
On display were products in the areas of agriculture, forestry, fishery and mechanics, as well as electronics, timber, leather, clothing and handicrafts. On the occasion, some 40 individuals and organisations were honoured by the provincial People’s Committee for contribution to the fair’s success.
The event ended on November 15. — VNS