Nearly 40 producers of Vietnamese high-quality goods and local specialties introduced their products and services for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday under a "Tung Hang Tet" (Spreading Tet Goods) programme organised in Ho Chi Minh City's Van Thanh Park late last week.

The one-day programme attracted about 1,000 participants, including small traders at 45 traditional markets, distributors and purchasing staff at supermarkets.

Most of the producers are active in the food, cosmetics, fashion, beverage, confectionery, gift services and others.

The aim of the event was to promote domestic brands and help local firms cope with tough economic times, and at the same time introduce customers to locally made, high-quality products at reasonable prices.

It also provided an opportunity for local producers and distributors to exchange information to boost sales at a time of low consumption, said Vu Kim Hanh, Chairwoman of the Business Association of High Quality Vietnamese Goods.

It was organised by the association and the Business Studies and Assistance Centre.-VNA