15th Vietnam-China int’l trade fair to open in Lao Cai hinh anh 1The Vietnam-China International Trade Fair in 2011. (Photo: VNA)

The 15th Vietnam-China International Trade Fair will take place from November 12-17 at the Kim Thanh Exhibition Centre in the northern border province of Lao Cai to promote cooperation and friendship between participating countries.

The trade show expects to host about 1,000 booths for around 350 Vietnamese and 100 Chinese businesses as well as enterprises from several countries in the region.

At a press conference in Hanoi on September 8, Deputy Head of the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency Do Kim Lang stressed that the fair, held by Lao Cai province in Vietnam or Yunnan province in China annually, is an important event for the two provinces in 2015.

It will provide a good opportunity for Vietnamese and overseas enterprises to introduce their products – such as farming, forestry and seafood products, machines and equipment, handicrafts and timber products – while exchanging information and seeking partnerships.

Investment projects and tours linking Kun Ming (China) and Lao Cai, Hanoi, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh (Vietnam) will also be promoted during the event.

Deputy Director of the Lao Cai Department of Industry and Trade Hoang Chi Hien highlighted province’s key position in regional economic development as it shares a 182-kilometre border with southwest China while the newly opened highway connecting Lao Cai – Hanoi has facilitated further trade expansion between the locality and other provinces across the country.

The fair aims to boost exports and imports via the Ha Khau international border gate in Lao Cai, he added.-VNA