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Vietnam Expo 2016 opens in HCM City

Hanoi, November 30 (VNA) - The 14th Vietnam Expo opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on November 30.

The four-day event features 600 booths of 520 businesses from 20 counties and territories, including Indonesia, the Republic of Korea (RoK), Nepal, China and Taiwan (China).

Indonesia is the country of honour at this year’s expo, sending over 60 businesses to display modern technology products at the event.

The RoK’s state businesses and provincial trade organisations, such as the Bucheon Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and representatives of Incheon, Suwon and Daejeon authorities are among those present. Nearly 100 Korean businesses are introducing their latest technologies, services and products at the expo.

Especially, for the first time, the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade introduces the capital’s traditional craft villages to visitors in the southern region and from foreign countries.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Ho Thi Kim Thoa said the fair serves as a bridge for Vietnamese and foreign businesses to seek partnerships, especially in support industry.

The same day, the Vietnam Hardware and Hand Tools Expo 2016 was kicked off at the the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre.