(VOV) - The Ho Chi Minh City Trade and Services Fair 2012 opened in Yangon, Myanmar, on June 15.
HCM City to host exposition in Myanmar
At the opening ceremony, the Vice chairwoman of the HCM City municipal People’s Committee, Nguyen Thi Hong, stressed that Myanmar is a key market for Vietnamese businesses.
Since 2010, HCM City has organized seven task forces to promote Vietnamese products in the Myanmar market, she said.
The fair, the largest of its kind by Vietnam in Myanmar, features 144 stalls representing 70 food, household appliance and tourism businesses. The event will last through June 19.
The two-way trade turnover between Vietnam and Myanmar in 2011 reached US$150 million, up 51 percent compared to 2010. In the first quarter of this year, the figure was US$45 million, a 17.8 percent increase over the same period last year.