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 US$400 million 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 US$42 million, mostly in aquatic and agricultural products processing and carton package production.
The Mini Thailand Week 2017 in Can Tho will last through July 9.