The Hanoitimes - On August 9, the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Hanoi Industry and Trade Department and French group Semmaris took place.
Hanoi authorities and Semmaris, a France-based firm, have committed to coordinate to build a wholesale agriculture market for the city.
The MoU is the follow-up of the working trip of the Hanoi high-ranking delegation to Europe on June.
The signing ceremony of the MoU
The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung.
Accordingly, Semmaris Group and the Hanoi Industry and Trade Department would collaborate to build Hanoi wholesale agriculture market. Both side pledged to shake hands in making survey, pre-feasible studying and other work during the process. The market, once completed, would help Hanoi's agricultural products join the global network of Rungis international wholesale market in Paris.
In the first seven months this year, the capital city’s total export turnover reached more than US$7.74 billion, a year-on-year rise of 17.3%.
This was mainly contributed by shipments of agricultural products, up 45.6%; electronic products, up 17.8 percent; computer components and peripheral devices, up 13.7%; oil and gas, up 28.8%; and vehicles and spare parts, up 13.1%. Only footwear and leather products saw their export value contract by 2.4%.