Mini Thailand Week kicks off in Can Tho city

Visitors at a booth at the Mini Thailand Week 2017 in Can Tho (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – The Mini Thailand Week 2017 was
opened in Can Tho city on July 7, offering a chance to people in the
southwestern region to try quality products and services of Thai businesses.

The week, one of cooperation activities to boost
relations and trade between Vietnam and Thailand, is organised by the Thai
Ministry of Commerce’s Department of International Trade Promotion and the
trade office of Thailand in Ho Chi Minh City.

Its key event is an exhibition featuring 120
booths of 83 Thai companies that display a wide range of products such as
agricultural tools, food and beverages, health and beauty care products,
household appliances, leather goods, and jewelry.

Thai firms also give visitors advice on studying
and travel in Thailand and promote trade and investment to seek new markets in
the southwestern region of Vietnam.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Consul General
of Thailand in HCM City Ureerat Ratanaprukse said as of July 2017, Thailand’s
investment in the Mekong Delta region approximated 400 million USD with 88
projects.

She expressed her hope that the Mini Thailand
Week 2017 will help bolster the two countries’ economic ties, provide visitors
with various Thai products with high quality and reasonable prices, and create
partnership opportunities for Thai and Vietnamese firms.

Director of the Can Tho municipal Department of
Industry and Trade Nguyen Minh Toai said Can Tho is currently home to five
Thai-invested projects with a total registered capital of nearly 42 million
USD, mostly in aquatic and agricultural products processing and carton package
production.

The Mini Thailand Week 2017 in Can Tho will last
through July 9.-VNA



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