Eighty-five domestic and Chinese businesses are expected to take part in a conference on promoting exports of farm produce, seafood and timber products which will be held in the northern province of Lao Cai on May 27 and 28.

At a meeting on May 25, the provincial People’s Committee heard reports on preparations for the conference, including working trips to other localities and China’s southern Yunnan province to seek potential partners.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Ngoc Hung said the conference will create a good chance for domestic companies to introduce their products to potential Chinese partners and increase sales to the market.

Lao Cai province, which shares more than 200km of border line of Yunnan, plays a crucial role in connecting the domestic market with China ’s south western market.-VNA