A diverse array of Vietnamese goods are up for grabs at a fair in the border commune of Vinh Xuong, the southern province of An Giang, that has attracted over 11,000 local and Cambodian shoppers.

Featuring high were 40 booths operated by 25 firms, showcasing local specialities, farm produce, craft products, garments and household appliances.

Besides local exhibitors were 18 from Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap. Their sales have so far hit a record 800 million VND (38,000 USD).

Previously, two fairs took place in provincial rural areas in order to make quality and affordable items available to residents.

Another fair will be up and running soon in the lead-up to the traditional New Year festival which is the most important in a year that will come at the end of January next year.-VNA