The Vietnam – China International Border Trade Fair 2011 will take place from November 11-16 in Vietnam ’s northern border province of Lao Cai .

The schedule was agreed at a recent meeting between Lao Cai province’s centre for investment, trade and tourism promotion and representatives from He Kou district, the Chinese southern province of Yunnan .

The five-day fair themed “Cooperation – friendship for integration and development” expects to have 650-700 pavilions, including 200-250 pavilions of Chinese businesses.

This is an annual event that is hosted in turn by Lao Cai and He Kou.

At the previous exhibition in Lao Cai in 2009, 14 contracts worth 114 million USD were signed between Vietnamese and Chinese partners./.