Contributors to winning best exhibitor award in China-ASEAN expo honored in Myanmar

21:45, November 02, 2009      

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The Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) has honored persons who contributed to the winning of some exhibition-related awards in the recent China-ASEAN Expo held in Nanning, capital of Southwest China' Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, sources with the UMFCCI said on Monday.

UMFCCI is Myanmar's biggest private business organization.

Myanmar won the best exhibitor award and best trade visitor organizer award in the 6th China-ASEAN Expo held from Oct. 20 to 24, attended by over 200 businessmen of 83 companies from the country.

Persons honored on Sunday are those who contributed and drew designs for the national pavilion and the commodity pavilion, the sources said.

According to the UMFCCI, Myanmar won some investment memorandums of understanding from Chinese companies during the recent China-ASEAN Expo held in Nanning. These prospective investments include those in the sectors of mining, hydropower, agriculture, value-added wood processing and gem production.

Myanmar entrepreneurs, who attended the expo, were from such sectors as agriculture, fishery, industry, manufacturing, gems, traditional handicrafts, forestry and hotel and tourism.

Myanmar booth on display at the just-ended expo highlighted the Muse border town as a town of facilitating trade and cooperation in levying tariff.

Since joining the China-ASEAN trade fair in 2004, Myanmar booth featured the commercial hub of Mandalay in the second trade fair, tourism site of ancient city of Bagan in the third fair, port city of the former capital Yangon in 4th fair and cyber city of Yadanarpon in the 5th fair.

The country won the best booth, best design and best creativity awards in the 4th China-ASEAN trade fair in 2007 and best booth award again in the 5th China-ASEAN trade fair.

Meanwhile, Myanmar will open a business representative office in Nanning, next year in a bid to promote business links between the two countries especially with the region.

The Myanmar representative office, to be jointly set up by the Ministry of Commerce and the UMFCCI, will display gems and gem products, forest and marine products and agricultural produces.

China's Nanning and Myanmar's Yangon established friendship city relationship in July this year.

According to Chinese official statistics, China-Myanmar bilateral trade amounted to 2.626 billion dollars in 2008, up 26.4 percent. Of the total, China's export to Myanmar took 1.978 billion dollars.

Source: Xinhua
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