The East-West Economic Corridor’s (EWEC) International Investment Trade and Tourism Fair – Da Nang 2017 opened at Da Nang’s 29 March Square on 2 September Street. In attendance were Vice Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee, Mr. Tran Van Mien; and the Deputy Head for Trade Promotion Department, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ms. Doan Thi Thu Thuy.
The EWEC International Investment Trade and Tourism Fair – Da Nang 2017 at 29 March Square
Participating foreign organisations and businesses are the Consulate General of Hungary in Ho Chi Minh City, the Embassy of Indonesia in Viet Nam, the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Cambodian Tourism Promotion Department, and departments of Industry and Trade of Vientiane Capital and the provinces of Savannakhet, Attapeu and Sekong in Laos, along with some businesses from Thailand.
The Fair featured nearly 350 stands of 200 domestic and foreign businesses. They are showcasing their products and services in the fields of electricity, electronics, information technology, furniture, interior and exterior design products, canned and processed food, handicrafts, textiles, garments, leather goods and footwear, cosmetics, as well as tourism, trade and investment products.
The fair will also feature other activities including a workshop on cooperation and the development of services on the EWEC, the signing of Memoranda of Understanding on bilateral cooperation between participating businesses, and many attractive arts performances.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the Fair, Vice Chairman Tran Van Mien emphasised that this is the seventh time such fair has been held with the aim at intensifying economic cooperation and promoting exchange activities in the fields of commerce, tourism and investment among countries along the EWEC and their international partners.
The EWEC corridor was created based on a road stretching 1,450 km across Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Viet Nam, from Mawlamyine in Myanmar to Da Nang in Viet Nam, and is one of the key economic corridors in the GMS. This aims to deepen integration and trade and investment links, and reducing poverty in the region.
The fair will run until 16 August.