The East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) Week 2007 gets underway in Da Nang this evening with a lavish opening ceremony starting at 5.45 pm.
Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem will host a reception for the delegation chiefs from the various EWEC countries and the participating governors at the Furama resort one hour before the ceremony begins.
The activities for the six-day event include a tourism and trade fair, art and culture shows and exhibitions, and a forum to discuss investment, trade and tourism cooperation among the four countries through which the 1,450 kilometer corridor passes: Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Viet Nam.
Local and foreign travel firms will use the occasion to advertise their increasingly popular caravan tours along the corridor.
One of the week’s highlights will be the first-ever International East-West Economic Corridor Fair including 300 display booths of 200 Vietnamese and foreign enterprises from Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Russia, Australia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and elsewhere.
The purpose of the five-day fair at the Da Nang Fair and Exhibition Center is to enhance cooperation, investment, trade and tourism as well as business opportunities for the companies involved.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vu Dung described EWEC Week 2007 as an ideal opportunity for advertising the central provinces of Viet Nam to local and foreign investors,