A 3D showroom on HOPE platform. The Vietnam Furniture Matching Week will be held from April 12 to 19 to connect Vietnamese manufacturers with thousands of international buyers via a series of offline and online activities. — VNS Photo

Furniture industry enhances links with international buyers

Despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the woodworking industry increased exports of wood and forestry products by 16.4 per cent last year to US$13.17 billion, according to the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCM City (HAWA).

Workers nurse seedlings at Nguyen Hanh Plantation Service Company in the central province of Binh Dinh. (Photo: VNA/VNS)

VN to raise forest coverage, exports

Vietnam aims to raise its forest coverage to 41.6 percent and to earn US$8.5–9 billion from exporting wood and forestry products while providing jobs to 25 million people in 2018.