The 4th Lao Wood Furniture Fair was announced launched at Lao – ITECC in Vientiane Capital on Jan 15.
The 2018 edition of the fair has drawn more than 160 booths of furniture products. These include 135 booths from Vientiane and 27 from provinces across the country.
The opening ceremony for the event witnessed the presence of Director of the Vientiane Industry and Commerce Department Berlin Phetchanthalath, President of the Lao Wood Furniture Association Khamphay Somsana, Director of Trade and Products Promotion Department Somvang Ninthavong and Vice President of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chanthachone Vongxay.
The Lao Wood Furniture Fair 2018 aims to promote the value creation of wooden products and greet Visit Laos Year 2018, according to Vice President of the Lao Furniture Association Kongmala Phommalay.
The objective of the fair is also to translate the Prime Minister’s order No 15 into reality and promote sustainable exploitation of forest products through the application of modern technology and innovations.
The competitiveness of local wood product manufacturers at local and international markets is part of efforts, and create job among local workers.
The furniture fair, along with several sidelines such as wood carving demonstration and a lucky draw, will run until Jan 21.
The fair is being jointly organized by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Lao Furniture Association.
Source: Lao News Agency