Hanoi will host the second Vietnamese Goods Fair from August 22-26 with a view to bringing locally-made products with high quality and reasonable prices to consumers.

The municipal Department of Industry and Trade said on June 30 that this year’s event will feature 200-220 stalls showcasing a wide range of essential goods such as foodstuff, beverages, garments, footwear, electronic and electric products, household utensils, home interiors and handicrafts.

Besides Hanoi businesses, the fair is expected to draw the participation of those from other localities nationwide, including Cao Bang, Hai Duong and Ninh Thuan, said Tran Thi Phuong Lan, Deputy Director of the department.

Organisers will support businesses in trade villages and industrial complexes in bringing their new products to the market, she added.

In response to the “Vietnamese prioritise using Vietnamese goods” campaign, in 2013, together with the first fair, the department organised 526 shipments of Vietnamese goods to rural areas, industrial and export processing zones.

In the first six months of this year, five Vietnamese goods market-days were held in industrial zones, with the involvement of 64 businesses.

Between now and the year-end, the department will organise more than 70 programmes to provide made-in-Vietnam goods for rural residents and workers./.