Handicraft products of Quang Binh province are displayed at the event (Photo: VNA)

Quang Binh (VNA) – The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce jointly launched a showroom highlighting products from the Vietnamese and Lao border province in Dong Hoi city of the central province of Quang Binh on September 27.

The showroom has 22 booths displaying products by 40 Vietnamese and Lao firms, including the wood, house appliances, electronics, rubber products, rice, and sugar of 11 Lao businesses.

Meanwhile, Vietnamese firms introduce cassava starch, peppercorn, saffron starch, sweet potato, dried potato, peanut oil, and a number of other farm produce.

The opening of the showroom is a chance for businesses of both sides to introduce and sell their products and seek opportunities to expand their market and increase sales.

The showroom is also expected to help increase import-export revenue between Vietnam and Laos.

Khammouane Bounthanome, owner of a Lao firm specialising in timber production and processing said that the company’s products are popular in Laos thanks to their diverse designs and high quality.

The company hopes to sell its products to other countries, especially Vietnam, said Bounthanome.

Covering nearly 3ha at a construction cost of over 2 billion VND, a safe vegetable farm belonging to the An Nong company in Quang Binh has become a reliable source of vegetable supply in Quang Binh.

Le Thi Thanh Thuy, Director of An Nong, said that the firm is targeting other Vietnamese localities as well as the Lao market.

Enterprises of the central province of Quang Tri also introduced various products such as herbal products, peanut oil and butter, and some specialty products of the province. –VNA