CraftViet promotes national identity

Friday, 2017-11-10 04:59:02
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NDO – The Vietnam Craft Village Trade Fair 2017 (CraftViet 2017) aims to attract investment in traditional craft villages, encourage tourism development in conjunction with rural handicrafts, enhance trade promotion for local products and promote the national identity.

Dao Van Ho, the Director of the Vietnam Trade Promotion Centre for Agriculture, made the remark at the fair’s opening ceremony at the Hanoi Trade Promotion Centre for Agriculture, 489 Hoang Quoc Viet street, Cau Giay district, Hanoi, on November 9.

The CraftViet 2017 features 250 booths from the departments of agriculture and rural development, agricultural promotion centres, trade promotion centres, handicraft villages from cities and provinces nationwide.

The booths showcase the outstanding local handicraft products, such as Chu Dau pottery, Bat Trang pottery, brocades and Dong Ho paintings. Visitors to the fair also have a chance to see silver engraving, as well as bamboo, rattan and pottery products.

A renowned Vietnamese tea zone was also arranged to introduce top-quality tea and the tea culture of Vietnam. The visitors will have a chance to not only enjoy tea, but also admire calligraphy works by artisans.

According to the Director of the Vietnam Trade Promotion Centre for Agriculture Dao Van Ho, the centre has worked with the local departments of agriculture and rural development and quality management bureaus to ensure the quality of the exhibited items at the fair and prevent trade frauds.

Under the framework of the event, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will coordinate with the departments of agriculture and rural development, agricultural promotion centres and the farmers’ association of provinces and cities to support around 1,000 artisans and craftsmen to visit and exchange at the event.

The fair runs until November 13.