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A conference was held in the central city of Da Nang on September 30 to discuss ways to boost links among localities to form goods production-consumption chains in the central and Central Highlands regions.

The event brought together representatives from departments of industry and trade, businesses and business associations of 24 provinces and cities nationwide.

Participants said to promote supply-demand connection, regional localities should focus on organising annual conferences which will serve as venues for regional enterprises to seek potential partners and markets.

Emphasis should also be placed on outlining appropriate policies to encourage and support businesses to apply advanced technologies in production, thus improving the quality of products, they stressed.

Representatives from the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade said through connection activities, small-scale production units will have a chance to sell their products in modern distribution systems.

Attendees also underlined the need to build trademarks and geographic indicators and renovate product packaging to create competitive goods and satisfying demanding markets.
According to Deputy Director of Da Nang’s Department of Industry and Trade Lu Bang, the regional industrial production value in the first nine months of this year retained stable growth, hitting 279 trillion VND (12.41 billion USD), representing a year-on-year rise of 11.3 percent.

The region’s total retail sales and service revenue has exceeded 402 trillion VND (17.9 billion USD) so far this year, equal to 75.3 percent of the target set for 2015. Export turnover in the period was valued at 6.16 billion USD, tantamount to 75 percent of the year’s target.

The positive results are attributed to regional authorities’ efforts to enhance cooperation programmes, spurring the region’s socio-economic development.

On the occasion, a number of cooperation agreements were signed between enterprises and trade promotion centres in the central and Central Highlands regions.-VNA