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Hanoi opens 2016 handicraft fair - exhibition

Updated at Sunday, 28 Aug 2016, 11:10
The Hanoitimes - The 2016 handicraft fair - exhibition opened at the Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi on August 26 with the aims to honour great craftsmen who have made significant contributions to building and preserving traditional craft villages.

At the opening ceremony of the event
At the opening ceremony of the event
Covering on an area of 2,000 sq.m, the event features nearly 200 booths, presenting development achievements and handicraft products from localities nationwide. 
The exhibition is part of a programme to grant the “People Artisan” and “Meritorious Artisan” titles to stand-out craftsmen. The craftsmen are also acknowledged for developing a brand for Vietnamese traditional handicraft products and making it more popular to the world.

 
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung at the event.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung at the event.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong said the event is to preserve and develop craft villages as well as honour skilled craftsmen who have great contributions to developing the trade and preserving the country’s unique handicraft products.
An exhibition zone will be arranged to display products made by excellent artisans, including rattan, embroidery, silk and porcelain items. Local businesses will also introduce rural industry products at the fair area.
Bat Trang porcelain items of Hanoi's Gia Lam district are displayed at the event.
Bat Trang porcelain items of Hanoi's Gia Lam district are displayed at the event.
The event also popularises Vietnamese fine art products to international friends, aiming to seek business partners and enlarge consumer markets.
The fair - exhibition also serves as a valuable opportunity to introduce the achievements made in the protection and development of Vietnamese traditional villages.
The event is expected to help craftsmen, trade villages, enterprises introduce their products, boost exchanges and cooperation to seek more domestics and foreign partners and expand market for the Vietnamese handicraft products.
Skills performances, as well as conferences on handicraft product designs and a seminar on the orientations for handicraft exports are scheduled during the event.
The event runs through August 29.
Products are displayed at the event.
Products are displayed at the event.
An exhibition zone is arranged to display products made by excellent artisans, including rattan and bamboo.
An exhibition zone is arranged to display products made by excellent artisans, including rattan and bamboo.
Thu Minh
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