Students in Hanoi are being offered a chance to buy products at discount prices of up to 50 percent as a promotion programme dedicated to them opened on October 9.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Industry and Trade Tran Thi Phuong Lan said that the event, part of the “Hanoi Promotion Month”, aims to help students buy learning tools and home utensils at reasonable prices.

It also provides an opportunity for businesses to popularise their products to young people – their potential consumers.

The three-day programme is carried out at 150 outlets, with the participation of 22 major universities in the capital, including the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, the Hanoi University of Pharmacy, the Vietnam National Academy of Music and the National Economics University.

Also at the opening ceremony, students took part in several mini games to win gifts. The Viet Tin Optic Company presented 1,000 vouchers worth 500 million VND (22,500 USD) to poor students with excellent learning performance.-VNA