Hanoi is planning to launch major promotional activities involving 500 businesses in the hope of stimulating consumer demand.

The businesses operate in the fields of food, beverage, essential goods, fashion, garments and textiles, footwear, household devices, interior decoration, arts and handicrafts, automobile, motorbike, hotel and restaurant service.

The capital city plans to spend 3 billion VND, including about 1.2 billion VND from the city budget, on the promotional activities.

Participating businesses will sell goods at golden places around Hanoi with discount rates of 15-50 percent. Specially, during the promotion month, there will be two “gold days” on November 16 and 17 with special promotional activities.

As a preparation for the promotion month, a programme to learn about the Hanoi promotion month will take place from July to September and online discount goods to be sold from November 1 to 15.-VNA