The 5th Lao Wood Furniture Fair opened at Vientiane’s ITECC on 14 January to promote local manufacturers of timber, bamboo and rattan furniture, and handicraft products. The event runs through 20 January.
KPL reports that according to Lao Furniture Association Vice President Kongmala Phommalay, “This year witnesses 177 booths representing 74 businesses. Out of these, 16 represent businesses from 11 provinces.”
He said the objective of the fair is also to promote the competitiveness of domestic timber product manufacturers to both domestic and international markets, and create awareness in forest protection and resource management as well as sustainable development of the wood furniture industry.
“The fair also provides opportunity for exchanging new ideas, allowing furniture makers to share lessons learnt so that they can make better quality goods and provide better services,” he said.