More than 500 booths showcasing essential products and specialties from 300 enterprises from 35 provinces and cities nationwide also took place at the Vietnam-Soviet Friendship and Workers' Cultural Palace.

 The press conference

The fair will also display the specialties of Vong Village's green sticky rice, onions and garlic of Ly Son district, green tea from Tan Cuong (Thai Nguyen province), oranges of Cao Phong district (Hoa Binh province) and so on.  

In addition, visitors will have an opportunity to admire handicraft items such as furniture, pottery, rattan products and more from others traditional villages.

Launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee, the annual fair provides a good opportunity for domestic businesses to introduce their products in order to better serve people’s demands prior to the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival and encourage local people to use Vietnamese products.

The Spring Fair 2017 will take place at the Giang Vo Exhibition and Fair Center in Hanoi from January 17 to 24.

Translated by Lam Anh