Donetsk, Nov 14 - DAN. DPR authorities have arranged more than 1,100 discount food fairs since the beginning of this year, the Republic’s Industry and trade Ministry press service told Donetsk News Agency on Tuesday.

“As many as 1,120 fairs were held across the Republic where 2,237.94 tons of food were sold for 113.87 million rubles at 5 to 25-percent discount,” the press service said.

The fairs offered buyers a wide range of meat, sausage, vegetable, confectionery and dairy products as well as honey, light industry products and detergents manufactured by domestic companies.

“The fairs and exhibitions the Republic holds have a positive economic effect enabling companies to research the market, promote products and display new ones and step up business cooperation,” Ministry officials said.

In June and July, DPR held nine fairs of domestic products in the vicinity of crossing points with Ukraine under the aegis of the Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme. *jk