HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnamese Trade Fair 2016 in Cambodia will be opened from October 6-10, presenting 300 stalls from over 200 enterprises from Vietnam.

The information was heard at a conference introducing the fair held by the Centre of Exhibition and Trade Promotion of the Army (CETPA), of the Department of Economics, under the Ministry of National Defence (MOD) in HCM City on May 20.

The trade fair will be co-organised by the Department of Economics of the MOD, the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and Cambodia’s Trade Promotion Department from their Ministry of Trade.

Vietnamese enterprises will display apparel, footwear, handicraft products, electronics, fertilizer, ago-forestry-fishery products and processed food.

Several sideline activities will also be held during the four-day event, including a free cataract surgery programme for social welfare beneficiaries from the two countries’ military hospitals; gift offering, and arts programmes.

Director of the CETPA, Colonel Bui Van Tien said this year’s event aims at supporting Vietnamese and the military’s enterprises in increasing exports of products and tourism to the Cambodian market as well as ASEAN member countries.

The official added that after six consecutive years of operation, the trade fair has become an important political, economic and social activity, contributing to cementing and strengthen the friendship between the two countries’ people and armies.-VNA