Vietnamese goods awareness week in the pipeline hinh anh 1At the press conference (Source: VNA)
A “Vietnamese goods awareness” week will take place concurrently in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City from September 27-October 4, offering handicraft and financially-struggling exhibitors free rent and advertising.

During a press conference in Hanoi on September 23, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ho Thi Kim Thoa said it is the only event offering comprehensive financial assistance to exhibitors in need while small and medium-sized enterprises are entitled to a 50-percent discount.

The “Proud of Vietnamese goods” event is to raise public awareness and increase the competitiveness of Vietnamese goods.

It also aims to protect consumers and honour manufacturers for their high-quality products.

According to Director of the Vietnam Industry and Trade Information Centre (VITIC) Vu Hung Son, parades will be held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from September 25-October 1, followed by fairs and exhibitions from September 27-October 2, and a conference and seminar.

The closing ceremony will be broadcast live on October 4.

The event is being hosted by the VITIC.-VNA