The inauguration event. — VNA/VNS Photo
BANGKOK — The Vietnamese Goods Exhibition Centre at VT-Namnueng shopping mall was inaugurated at the Thai northeastern province of Udon Thani on Sunday.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Business Association of Thai - Việt Nam (BAOTV) Chairman Hồ Văn Lâm said the centre will introduce and develop distribution channels for Vietnamese goods in Thailand, making them more popular in the country.
Vietnamese Consul General in Khon Kaen city Hoàng Ngọc Sơn said the inauguration of the centre not only makes it easier for consumers in the northeast of Thailand to access high-quality Vietnamese goods but also helps the businesses in the two countries access trade and explore opportunities, towards a more balanced trade between the two nations.
He hoped the BAOTV will continue to open more similar centres in supermarkets and shopping malls, turning them into destinations for tourists.
Vice Governor of Udon Thani province Wanchai Janthorn spoke highly of contributions by the Thai community of Vietnamese descent and the Vietnamese Thai business people to Thailand’s socio-economic development.
The northeast of Thailand is now home to more than 70,000 Vietnamese Thai people. — VNS