In a bid to promote local products and create market access, a five-day ethnic trade fair is now taking place in Mandalay starting from 2 March, said Daw Thet Thet Naing, assistant director of the Myanmar Trade Promotion Organization.
The fair, organized by the Myanmar Trade Promotion Organization and the Capital Mall Mandalay, is held at 9:30 am to 5 pm on the second floor of the Capital Mall Mandalay until 6 March. There are 30 booths displayed at the fair. The fair aims to effectively promote local products and break into a new market.
“It is the five-day trade fair showcasing local products from the different regions and states. Also, the fair marked the Peasants Day. The trade fair is held in coordination with the health protocol for COVID-19. The preventive measures, including body temperature measurement, and mandatory tasks are undertaken. Some products have export market prospects. This fair is aimed to support those products and connect to international trade partners. The fair is crowded with the participants,” she elaborated.
The fair displays SME products, local products, petrified wood items, jade and jewellery, Kachin traditional costumes, PyinOoLwin coffee, Sacha Inchi products, medicinal herbs, value-added honey products, Karaya gum products, macadamia, damson wine, morinda juice, sunflower oil, Magway’s products (black sesame seeds cultivated under GAP method, peanut and green grams), organic toddy liquor and rice wines. – Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)/GNLM