Visitors are taking a look at a booth during the 17th Vietnam-China International Trade Fair in Lao Cai from November 10-15. (Photo: VNA)

Lao Cai (VNA) – The 17th Vietnam-China International Trade Fair has seen over 258 million USD worth of trade deals signed between enterprises from both sides in six days.

The fair, running from November 10-15 in the northern province of Lao Cai, attracted more than 100,000 visitors, bringing in revenue of about 40 billion VND (1.76 million USD).

Speaking at the event’s closing ceremony, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Truong Giang said the trade fair once again proved Lao Cai’s important role in the Kunming (China) – Lao Cai – Hanoi – Hai Phong – Quang Ninh corridor as well as in bridging Vietnam, ASEAN and southwest China.

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This year’s fair, the biggest of its kind, brought together more than 300 exhibitors from Vietnam, China, the Republic of Korea, Laos, Thailand and Ghana who showcased their products at over 800 booths. On display were products in the areas of agriculture, forestry, fishery, mechanics, electronics, timber, leather, clothing, and handicrafts.

On the occasion, some 40 individuals and organisations were honoured by the provincial People’s Committee for contribution to the fair’s success.-VNA