Vietnam Motor Show 2021, the largest annual automobile and motorbike expo in the country, has been cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic impacts, the organising board announced on October 13.
Dao Cong Quyet, a representative of the board, said that the Vietnam Motor Show 2021 was scheduled for late October in Ho Chi Minh City.
However, the fourth outbreak of COVID-19, which has posed adverse impacts on all socio-economic sectors, including the automobile-motorbike sector, has made it impossible to organise this year’s event, he said.
Meanwhile, social distancing measures as part of pandemic prevention and control efforts in southern localities, including Ho Chi Minh City, have led to the restriction of many services and activities, he noted.
Quyet said that the cancellation of the event aims to ensure health safety of the community.
According to the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA) and the Vehicles Importers Vietnam Association (VIVA), 12 automobile manufacturers had confirmed their participation at the event, including Audi, Ford, Honda, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Motors, MG, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
This is the second time that a Vietnam Motor Show has been cancelled since 2020. The event is expected to be resumed in 2022.