The East-West Economic Corridor’s (EWEC) International Trade, Tourism and Investment Fair – Da Nang 2018 opened at the Da Nang International Exhibition Fair Centre on 3 August. In attendance were Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai; Da Nang People’s Committee Vice Chairman Ho Ky Minh; and trade or diplomatic representatives from Thailand, Laos PDR, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and the People’s Republic of China.
Inviting guests visit a stand at the East-West Economic Corridor’s (EWEC) International Trade, Tourism and Investment Fair – Da Nang on 3 August
The Fair features over 350 stands of 200 domestic and foreign businesses. They are showcasing various tourism, trade and investment products such as electrical, electronic and IT products, processed food, wood products, home accessories, leather footwear, apparel, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, along with restaurant and hotel services.
The fair will also feature other activities including a conference to connect suppliers and buyers, a workshop introducing Cambodia’s tourism and travel tours.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the Fair, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai said the fair has been held annually over the past years to introduce development achievements and trade, investment and tourism potential of the central region and highlands of Viet Nam, localities along the East-West Economic Corridor, as well as countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion. The Deputy Minister expressed his belief that this year’s event, with a diversity of high-quality products, would be an effective platform for enterprises to access consumers, promote trade and seek business partnerships.
Products of Myanmar exhibited at the Fair
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 8 August.