The campaign promoting the consumption of made-in-Vietnam goods has received warmly response from Hanoi-based businesses, it was reported at a press conference in Hanoi on July 14.

Speaking at the event, Le Thi Kim Oanh, deputy head of the National Steering Committee for the campaign said along with raising consumer awareness of using Vietnamese goods, the committee also urged firms to get involved in order to expand their share in the domestic market.

More businesses have organised fairs and mobile selling sessions to bring their goods to remote areas, especially mountainous and rural areas, as part of efforts to further promote the consumption of domestic goods.

A total of 38 fairs and 526 mobile selling sessions were organised in 13 mountainous communes in Hanoi’s four suburban districts in 2013, compared to only 20 mobile selling sessions held in 2009, the first year the campaign was launched.

This year, about 34 fairs and 500 mobile selling sessions will be held in Hanoi to serve the increasing demand of local customers.

In recent years, the Hanoi authorities have taken measures to encourage local businesses to join the programme, such as requiring public administrative agencies to buy domestic goods.

During 2010-2013, the city earmarked 1.5 trillion VND (72.8 million USD) with an interest rate of 0 percent for 57 enterprises and manufacturers participating in the price stabilizing programme which sell essential goods at reasonable prices.

The municipal authorities also promptly addressed difficulties facing enterprises in terms of land, administrative procedures and markets, while assisting them in building trademarks.-VNA