National Chamber to host Vietnam Ambassador on 26 September

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Vietnamese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Phan Thi Ngoc will be the Special Guest Speaker in ‘Meet the Ambassador’ program on ‘Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka & Vietnam’ on Wednesday 26 September at the Chamber, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., No. 450 D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha, Colombo 10.

The participants will get an opportunity to have a close dialogue with the Ambassador and other officials of the Vietnam Embassy and find out information on trade matters and services available for Sri Lankans.

Vietnam’s capital is Hanoi (formerly Saigon) with a population of 92 million, and is famous for its national leader Ho Chi Minh and the business centre, Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam is also noted for its underground tunnels used by Viet Cong Soldiers, during war and is a tourist attraction even today. 

Products: Rice, coffee, rubber, tea, pepper, soybeans, cashews, sugar cane, peanuts, poultry, seafood

Industries: Food processing, garments, shoes, crude petroleum, mining, coal, steel, cement, chemical fertiliser, tyres, mobile phones, computers.

  • Vietnam is one of the biggest exporters of rice and other small grains to the world with comparatively cheap labour in the region.
  • High investment inflow with latest modern technology and natural resources in the country give a strong impact to the emerging new scenario of Vietnam.
  • The total trade between Sri Lanka and Vietnam amounted to $ 317.37 million in 2015 has increased to $ 380.75 million in 2017 reporting a 20% increment.

Sri Lanka exports to Vietnam–Parts of footwear, fish, bran, knitted crocheted fabrics, tea, compounded rubber other knitted or crocheted fabrics

Sri Lanka imports from Vietnam – Telephone sets, natural rubber, Portland cement, pepper, knitted or crocheted fabrics, men’s or boys’ suits, jackets, blazers, trousers. 

Potential exports to Vietnam–Textile materials, women garments, men/boys trousers, dyed cotton fabrics, knitted or crocheted, petroleum or bituminous minerals, food preparations, vulcanised rubber, pepper.

For registration of the session, kindly contact chamber TP 4741788 Fouad –;