Three exhibitions on support industries would be held at the Ha Noi International Exhibition Centre from September 15-17, organisers announced yesterday.
HA NOI —
The Viet Nam Manufacturing Expo 2011 would bring together 200 brands from 20 countries and territories, said Chainarong Limpkittisin, managing director of the expo organiser, Thailand Reed Tradex Company.
The exhibition would showcase mechanical tools, auto and ship components, electronic assembly and metalworking and welding technologies while providing businesses with an opportunity to access advanced technologies, share experiences and establish new trade partnerships, said Limpkittisin.
The fourth Viet Nam-Japan Exhibition on Supporting Industries, which is co-organised by the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) in Ha Noi and the Trade Promotion Agency, will showcase automobile, motorbike and electronics components as well as equipment for engineering, plastics and packaging industries.
The third expo, the Industrial Components and Subcontracting Viet Nam, will feature 60 Vietnamese companies, mainly in the automobile, electronics, metalworking, plastics and information and communications industries.
The event would provide a chance for Vietnamese parts producers to introduce their products for support industries to clients, especially businesses from Japan, said Luu Tien Long, director of the Ha Noi Industry and Trade Department, the event's organiser.
In return, Japanese buyers could discover reliable parts' producers, which would help increase Vietnamese content in manufactured products, he said.
The Government has issued a decree that is expected to boost support industries and improve the competitiveness of Vietnamese products, advancing the country's quest to become industrialised by 2020.
Support industries provide jobs and promote exports, but on top of everything else, prevent excessive dependence on imported goods and services.
But their development had been slow in Viet Nam because policies were not attractive enough to investors, said deputy director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Department of Light Industry Tran Hung.
Viet Nam had achieved success in developing support industries for the motorbike and electrical appliances industries, he said.
But some other key sectors like machinery, footwear and garments and textiles were hurt by the lack of support industries, which forced the sectors to rely on imported parts, thus losing out on profits and competitiveness. — VNS