City firms push local products

Friday, Apr 05, 2013 15:27

PHNOM PENH (VNS) — Over 100 businesses from HCM City are introducing made-in-Viet Nam products at the Viet Nam-Cambodia trade and service exhibition (HCM City Expo 2013) that opened in Phnom Penh on Wednesday.

The five-day event accommodates 200 booths, mostly focusing on food and foodstuff, household plastics, garments, footwear, handicrafts, cosmetics, office supplies, agricultural and constructional materials and decorations.

Opening the event, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Mensom Ol said the event contributed to boosting economic, trade and service cooperation between the two countries as well as their friendship.

She attributed the growing bilateral trade ties to Cambodia 's socio-economic development over the past years.

Viet Nam has invested in various areas in Cambodia, including agriculture, telecommunications, aviation, and banking, she said.

She expressed her hope that supported by the two governments, businesses will enhance their partnership for each country's economic development as well as stability, development and peace in the region.

Vice Chairman of the HCM City People's Committee Nguyen Thi Hong said the fair, including a seminar on trade promotion and a charitable programme, offers a good opportunity for the city businesses to explore the market and seek long-term partners. — VNS

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