The event saw the attendance of Politburo member Vuong Dinh Hue, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee and Head of the Hanoi’s delegation of National Assembly deputiues; Chu Ngoc Anh, member of the Party Central Committee (PCC), Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee; Nguyen Huu Dong, PCC alternate member, Secretary of the Party Committee of Son La Province; Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee and Standing Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Council; Nguyen Van Phong, Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee and Head of the municipal Commission for Education and Communication; Nguyen Thi Tuyen, Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee and Head of the municipal Commission for Mass Mobilization; Nguyen Lan Huong, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Hanoi chapter, among others.
With nearly 100 booths, the week introduces major Vietnamese goods including agricultural products, seafood, textile, footwear, and others.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai described the event as a part of activities in response to the campaign “Buy Vietnamese products”.
The goods week is expected to help local firms partly offset the impacts Covid-19 pandemic and aid the country’s economic recovery efforts, he added, noting that for the domestic market, major retailers such as Central Retail with its large distribution network, the event would be an effective marketing channel to increase sales of goods.
Delegates visit booths at the event.
Addressing the event, Vice Director of the Department of Industry and Trade Tran Thi Phuong Lan requested Central Retail Vietnam and suppliers to ensure the quality and clear origins of the products on display during the week.
In an effort to support local firms access the retail system and increase consumption of Vietnamese goods, Lan urged distributors to assist manufacturers in expanding domestic market.
At the event, the delegates raised donations to support flood-hit residents in central provinces. Central Retail Vietnam donated ten tons of rice to support the people of the Central region.
The goods week aims to honor high-quality Vietnamese products, and stimulate domestic consumption of local products, contributing to promoting the campaign “Buy Vietnamese goods”. It is also expected to provide a platform for domestic enterprises to seek potential partners and opportunities in foreign markets.