Monday, July 27, 2009

Myanmar to hold trade exhibition in Yangon next month

July 27, 2009

YANGON-- Myanmar will hold a trade exhibition next month in the former capital of Yangon to boost external and domestic trade, exhibition sources said on Monday.

The four-day 2009 Yangon Expo with 180 booths is scheduled to run from Aug. 20 to 23 at the Tamadaw Hall in the city.

Industrial products, consumers goods, food, cosmetic, electrical goods, furniture housing show, zone car, agricultural and fishery machinery, as well as services relating to education and health will be introduced in the exhibition, they said.

It will be the second of its kinds, and the first one was held in March this year.

Meanwhile, traders of different business sectors from the country will participate in the forthcoming Nanning Trade Fair in China to seek trade promotion between Myanmar and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China.

The 6th Nanning Trade Fair, which runs for five days from Oct. 20 to 24, will showcase Myanmar products in 100 booths.

In a bid to boost the business cooperation with ASEAN member countries and South Korea, the country's foodstuff companies will also attend the ASEAN food and beverages exhibition 2009 in South Korea in November this year.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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