Vietnam Expo 2023 expects to attract 1,200 exhibitors

Thursday, 30/11/2023 16:48
As many as 30 Belarusian businesses are due to attend the Vietnam International Trade Fair (Vietnam Expo 2023) which is slated to run from December 7 to December 9 in Ho Chi Minh City, according to VOV.

Belarusian firms will showcase a wide variety of goods and services from industries such as engineering, petrochemicals, electrical engineering, agriculture, food and beverages, scientific and technical development, education, and marketing.

Photo for illustration. (Source: VOV) 

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore advanced technologies and products which represent Belarus’ industrial production and consumption, as well as sampling Belarusian food and drinks at the pavilions.

Vietnam Expo 2023 is expected to attract the participation of 1,200 exhibitors from 20 countries and territories from around the world.

On display across the 1,600 booths will be an array of cutting-edge products in five fields, including hardware, hand tools, gardening technology, landscape decoration, elevators, accessories, sports, and bicycles.

Most notably, this year’s expo will witness the participation of the pavilions of the Vietnam Private Sector Competitiveness Enhancement Project (IPSC) organised by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

A number of seminars will be held during the course of the event, along with tours to industrial parks DIY workshops and other competitions.

In particular, the Belarusian delegation will host the Belarus - Vietnam forum on December 7 in order to introduce the trade and economic potential of key manufacturing industries.

A wide range of trade exchange events between Vietnamese and Belarusian businesses will be held immediately after the forum.

Vietnam Airlines and Turkish Airlines cooperate on goods transport

Vietnam Airlines and Turkish Airlines signed an agreement on November 29 to promote cooperation in the field of air cargo transport to bring long-term value to customers and both airlines, according to Vietnam News Agency.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (left, second row) and Turkish Vice President Cevdet Yilmaz witness the signing of a Letter of Intent on cooperation between Vietnam Airlines and Turkish Airlines.

Accordingly, they will promote cooperation in the field of cargo transport and study the possibility of establishing a joint venture in charge of cargo transport, ensuring quick and convenient transportation thanks to a wide network, and diverse destinations and flight schedules.

The combination of their resources will help them optimise their fleet and increase competitiveness in the region.

Dang Ngoc Hoa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vietnam Airlines, laid emphasis on the mutually beneficial cooperation, and believed that it would make Vietnam one of the leading goods transshipment centres in the Asia-Pacific region.

Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Eksi also expressed his hope that the collaboration will create a premise for more opportunities in the future and benefit both countries and the two national flag carriers.

Vietnam Airlines launches Bangkok-Da Nang route

The crew of the inaugural flight Da Nang - Don Mueang pose for group photo with employees of Vietnam Airlines branch at Don Mueang International Airport. (Photo: VNA)

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on November 29 launched a direct route linking Da Nang international airport to Bangkok-based Don Mueang international airport, according to Vietnam News Agency.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Phan Chi Thanh said the new route will create favourable conditions for Thai tourists to fly directly from Bangkok to Da Nang, exploring famous spots in Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue cities as well as enjoying cuisine and unique cultural experiences in the localities.

It is expected to better meet the travel demand of passengers, contributing to promoting political, economic, cultural and tourism exchanges between Vietnam and Thailand, he added.

The opening of the new route is a practical action by the carrier to mark the 10th anniversary of the Vietnam-Thailand strategic partnership. The move materilises the outcomes of the talks between Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his Thai counterpart Srettha Thavisin on the sidelines of the recent high-level week of the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York, where the latter proposed the opening of additional flight routes between the two countries.

Vice President of the Thai Senate Supachai Somcharoen said this is an important milestone in the history of aviation cooperation between the two countries, adding that it will continue to deepen the sound relationship between Thailand and Vietnam.

According to Dao Truong Luu, head of the Vietnam Airlines representative office in Thailand, flights are due to depart at 8pm from Da Nang international airport and at 5:05am from Don Mueang international airport each day, using Airbus A321 aircraft.

The airline now operates seven daily direct flights connecting the capital city of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with Bangkok.

Hanoi Culture & Food Festival to regale visitors with specialties

Bun cha (vermicelli with grilled pork and fresh herbs) (Photo: VNA)

Festival-goers will be treated to specialties of the capital city when coming to the 2023 Hanoi Culture and Food Festival scheduled for December 1-3 at the Thong Nhat Park, according to Vietnam News Agency.

According to the municipal Department of Culture and Sports, highlights of the festival will be a space to introduce regional and international cuisine, an area featuring the dishes of typical handicraft trade villages of Hanoi and other localities.

Besides, festival-goers will have a chance to take part in folk games, cultural, art and food exchanges; seminars on human resources development to facilitate the food industry.

The three-day event aims at honouring, preserving and promoting traditional cultural and cuisine values of the capital city while developing and effectively tapping the brand name of Hanoi culture, food and tourism and intensifying business cooperation opportunities in the locality.

For most Hanoians, com (green sticky rice) is one of the capital's most important symbols of gastronomy and elegance (Photo: VNA)

It is also a chance to popularise the image of the thousand-year-old capital city as a unique tourism, culture and food destination to both domestic and foreign visitors as well as bolstering people-to-people exchanges and friendship between Hanoi and foreign embassies based in the locality.

Several activities will be held within the event's framework, including a photo exhibition on culture, tourism and cuisine of Vietnam and foreign countries such as Denmark, Venezuela, India, Iran, Panama, and a mobile book exhibition to introduce cultural art, tourism and food of countries in the world./.