City to hold 2 annual consumer fairs to spur growth

Two major fairs will be held annually in Ho Chi Minh City to promote consumption and shopping to spur economic growth.

The Departments of Industry and Trade and Culture, Sports and Tourism announced May 15 that there would be a sales promotion fair from August 28 to September 3 to draw the attention of local and foreign shoppers to high–quality goods at reasonable prices.

The other fair will be held from December 17 to January 1, with business showcasing new products under the campaign exhorting people to use locally made products.

The two expos will be supported by public funding.

By Hai Ha - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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