Nearly 50 exporters from Ho Chi Minh City and other localities showcased their products at the new Saigon Export Centre (Saigon Expo) which was inaugurated on July 21.

On display were foodstuff, cosmetics, handicrafts, garment, beverages, confectionery, plastics and household appliances.

Nguyen Thi Hong, Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee, said the Saigon Expo enables small- and medium-sized enterprises in particular to display products and facilitate export.

Pho Nam Phuong, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC), said the ITPC will provide exhibitors at the centre with market information and send their profiles to consuls general in Vietnam and Vietnamese commercial offices abroad.

The centre, located at 92-96 Nguyen Hue Street, District 1, also has space designed for business networking. It expects to become a bridge for businesses to meet potential buyers and join exhibitions and fairs at home and abroad.-VNA