A culture, tourism and trade week opened in the northern province of Bac Giang on October 5, attracting the participation of more than 500 businesses. Vietnam News Agency reports.
Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Duong Van Thai, who is also Chairman of the Business Association of Bac Giang, said the first-ever event aims to mark the 15th Vietnamese Entrepreneurs’ Day (October 13) and promote cultural, tourism and trading activities in the locality.
It is also an occasion for local firms and craft villages to popularize their brands, introduce products and seek business and investment partnerships, he noted.
The week, taking place in Bac Giang city until October 12, features a wide range of activities such as trade and investment promotion workshops, contract signing between domestic and foreign businesses, and dissemination of the Law on Support of Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises.
An automobile, motorcycle and bicycle exhibition, a fair with 250 booths, along with activities to introduce the Tay Yen Tu spiritual and ecological tourism complex also form part of the event.
According to Vietnam News Agency, Local authorities reported that nearly 900 businesses have been set up in Bac Giang province since the beginning of 2019, up 6.5 percent year on year, raising the number of companies here to over 9,100. The local nine-month industrial production value approximated 153.6 trillion VND (6.6 billion USD), up 31.3 percent./.