Vietnamese cashew nuts are on sale at the 50th Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo from December 12 to January 4. (Source: VNA)

Hong Kong (VNA) – Vietnamese cashew nuts are promoted at the 50th Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo at Victoria Park, Hong Kong (China) from December 12 to January 4.

The expo, featuring about 500 outdoor booths, is the biggest of its kind and the most expected event in the island.

In his remarks at the expo’s opening ceremony on December 12, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said the event has enjoyed special attention from local business society, manufacturers and consumers over the past 50 years.

It serves as a bridge between the producers and the consumers, he added.

Vietnamese cashew nuts are brought to the fair by Hong Kong-based Viet Kwong Business Development Company.

According to Nguyen Ngoc Ha, Director of Viet Kwong Business Development Company, Vietnamese cashew nuts are favoured by many Hongkongers who appreciate the nuts as a source of food for health.

Viet Kwong sold more than 200 tonnes of cashew nuts annually, she said.

The 50th Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo is expected to attract approximately 3.5 million visitors this year. Last year, it greeted about 2.7 million people.-VNA