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A variety of locally made product will go on display and sale at Lao-ITECC in Vientiane as part of the First Made in Laos 2011 Festival form December 9-13.

The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) has joined with various business people in Laos to organise the event.

The announcement of the festival was made by president of LNCCI Ms Chanthao Pathammavong on Friday.

Ms Chanthao said the festival will provide a unique opportunity to show solidarity in the business sector.
The product on display and sale will come from factories throughout  Laos and no distinction will be made between Lao and foreign owned factories.
Ms Chantha said the major objective  of the festival is to promote locally made products for domestic sale and export, while it will also encourage producers to enhance the quality and variety of their wares, and make people proud of products made in Laos.
The festival will help the government reach its target of integrating the Lao economy with international markets.
She encouraged all business in Lao to consider attending the festival to display their products to a wide audience.
“We plan to have 300 booth displaying Lao products and about  150 have already been booked,” Ms Chanthao said.
The festival will also feature seminars on trade, production and environmental issue, as well as contest for the best products and best booth decoration.
The LNCCI was established in 1989 as an independent body to represent the business community in Laos. It is the nexus between state and private enterprises and joint ventures across all agencies that have been established under the laws of the country.
The LNCCI currently has more than 1,000 members represented through Chambers of Commerce in 13 provinces and business associations and groups.
The LNCCI’s major responsibility is to identify the problems and concerns of its members and make sure they are presented to the government. In this way, business policies and legislation are developed and adjusted for the improvements of the business environment in Laos.
The Chamber also represents the Lao business community in business negotiations and dealing with trade and labour issues at both regional and investment.
As national economic development requires a pool of knowledge and skills, the LNCCI seeks to build capacity through seminars, business meetings, and exhibitions where views can be exchanged and experiences and skills shared.
The Chamber also seeks approaches to facilitate a friendly business environment in Laos.

Sourced by: Vientiane Times
Photo by: PR-LNCCI