A trade fair was started in Ngoc Lac district, central Thanh Hoa province, on April 16, with 210 pavilions, including eight by Lao enterprises.

Showcasing agro-forestry-fisheries special products, the fair, the largest so far in the area, helps accelerate and popularise the “Vietnamese prioritise Vietnamese goods” drive.

It also creates a chance for the development of trade between the province’s western districts and neighbouring Lao localities.

The fair, to last to April 21, will introduce to visitors the locality’s potential, advantages and development orientations, thus helping attract investment.-VNA