Week promoting Made-in-Vietnam goods to be held

20/10/2020

VGP - A Made-in-Vietnam Goods Week will be held in Ha Noi’s center with the aim of encouraging local people to give preference to locally manufactured products.

The occasion is being organized by Central Retail Group, in co-ordination with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, along with the administration of Ha Noi.

The purpose of the event is to encourage local people to respond positively to the “Vietnamese people give priority to consuming Vietnamese goods” campaign.

The week will see approximately 100 booths showcase domestic products, such as coffee, tea, cashew nuts, peppers, seafood, garments and textiles, along with handbags.

The event takes place simultaneously in more than 200 stores and supermarkets across the country that belong to Thailand’s Central Retail Group, including Go!, Big C, Robins, Nguyen Kim and LanChi.

The launch of ‘Made in Vietnam’ goods week marks another version of a Vietnamese goods week that had previously been held four times in Thailand between 2016 and 2019. 

However, due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic Thailand’s Central Retail Group decided to organize the event in Ha Noi instead.

The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed consumer behaviors, agricultural trade services and the market approach. For this reason, it is necessary to promote locally produced merchandise and improve their quality, said Nguyen Quoc Toan, director of the Department of Agro-Product Processing and Market Development under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, at a press conference.

By Vien Nhu