Vietnam-China border trade fair planned for November

The Vietnam-China International Border Trade Fair 2011 will take place November 11-16 in Vietnam’s northern border province of Lao Cai.

The schedule was agreed at a recent meeting between Lao Cai province’s centre for investment, trade and tourism promotion and representatives from He Kou district, in the southern Chinese province, Yunnan.

The five-day fair under the theme “Cooperation and Friendship for Integration and Development” expects to feature 650-700 pavilions, including 200-250 representing Chinese businesses.

This annual event is hosted in turn by Lao Cai and He Kou.

At the 2009 exhibition in Lao Cai, 14 contracts worth US$114 million were signed between Vietnamese and Chinese partners.