Ben Tre companies seek to enter national supply chains
Enterprises from the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre are keen to participate in supply chains all the way from production to consumption to bring goods to the distribution systems of HCM City and other provinces and cities around the country, its trade czar has said.
Le Van Khe, director of the province Department of Industry and Trade, speaking at a conference on supply-demand connections between his province and HCM City on Friday, said the participation of Ben Tre companies would also contribute to the "Vietnamese people prioritise using Vietnamese goods” campaign.
Organised by the Ben Tre People's Committee together with Sunny World Investment and Development Corporation and Vietnam Signature Corporation, the conference attracted a dozen companies from Can Tho and HCM City.
The department said the province had enabled local companies to participate in various conferences to link buyers and suppliers held in big cities like Ha Noi, HCM City, Da Nang and Can Tho.
Enterprises had benefited from them, successfully connecting with retailers in big cities and having their goods sold by giant supermarkets and malls such as Coop.Mart, Satra, Aeon Mall , Big C and Lotte, the department said.
Meanwhile, a number of products made in Ben Tre are on display at a three-day exhibition in HCM City that opened on Friday.
“Displaying, introducing specialty products of Ben Tre Province in HCM City” seeks to promote the province’s speciality products, traditional craft villages, tourism, and culture.
It has 30 stalls to display goods and an area simulating traditional craft villages.
Visitors can buy food, decorative items and cosmetics made from coconut and other agricultural products both traditionally using and modern processes.
They can also observe the process of making coconut candies and crunchy Son Doc sweet rice patties, weaving products from coconut stems and leaves like baskets, brooms and decorative items by real Ben Tre artisans.
Stories about the traditional culture and people of Dong Khoi homeland are told through documents, pictures, a collection of poems by Nguyen Dinh Chieu and traditional instruments made from coconuts.
The event is on at The Garden Mall, 190 Hong Bang Street, District 5.