Exhibition honours handicraft products in Hanoi

Saturday, 2016-12-10 11:28:01
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The exhibition attracts a large number of visitors. (Credit: hanoimoi.com.vn)
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NDO—An exhibition featuring handicraft products from Hanoi officially opened at Ly Thai To Square in the capital on December 9, attracting a large number of managers, enterprises and visitors.

The event was attended by Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai and member of Party Central Committee and Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung.

The exhibition, entitled “One Village, One Product (OVOP),” features nearly 40 pavilions displaying and selling handicraft products and gifts of high quality with beautiful designs made from numerous materials, such as rattan, bamboo, ceramics, silk, wood, paper and stone, as well as folk paintings.

The exhibits were selected from production and business facilities, trade villages and artisans around the capital.

Notably, over 30 types of lamps were harmoniously combined with around 5,000 decorative products, creating a shimmering space around the Ly Thai To flower park and attracting a large number of visitors.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Doan Toan emphasised that the exhibition was expected to create the beauty of unique Vietnamese handicraft products and designs, conveying a message of “preserving Vietnam’s identity and being creative to increase products’ value.”

The exhibition also aims to enhance and expand trade promotion activities and attract more visitors to the capital. The event will also help enterprises and trade villages to improve their capacity and competitiveness in producing and trading their products on the domestic and exports markets.

OVOP movement was initiated in Japan’s Oita prefecture in 1979 with the aim of encouraging trade villages to create products with high added value. This is the first time Hanoi has held an exhibition following the OVOP model, and it is expected that it will improve the position of products from the city’s trade villages not only on the domestic market but also globally.

The exhibition will last until December 11.