Dec 09, 2016 / 13:27

Hanoi to kick off “One village one product” exhibition on December 9

The Hanoitimes - An exhibition themed “One village one product” (OVOP) which is organised by Hanoi People`s Committee is scheduled to take place in Ly Thai To Park from December 9-12.

The “One village one product” exhibition 2016 aims to raise awareness of developing handicrafts among enterprises, trade villages and the community and create a change of their thinking in designing products,  thus preserving and developing traditional trade villages.
The “One village one product” exhibition is as part of efforts to attract more tourists to the capital and promote traditional craft villages.
According to the organizers, the exhibition is held during the Informal Senior Officials Meeting (ISOM) which will take place in Hanoi on December 9 to discuss priorities and key activities for the 2017 APEC, to be hosted by Vietnam.
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The event is expected to attract numerous domestic and international visitors at this weekend.
As the first event of its kind in Hanoi, the exhibition will display Vietnamese high-quality handicraft products, featuring 30-40 booths from traditional handicraft villages nationwide. 
According to Vice Director of the Hanoi Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Centre Nguyen Thi Mai Anh, the event will feature decorative lights made from bamboo, wood, silk, paper and ceramics, making the displayed products look more beautiful.
Vietnam boasts a huge number of craft villages, which have consolidated their foothold in the country’s socio-economic structure. 
The country’s craft products have been sold in domestic and international markets, creating stable incomes for over one million craftspeople, which are much higher income than from rice farming. 
Craft villages often attract many idle labourers of different ages and help alleviate poverty, especially for disabled people.
The exhibition's space will be staged in 36 stalls made from bamboo representing 36 streets in Hanoi.
Displayed products are made from lacquer, rattan, pottery, embroidery - lace, wood, silk, metals, glass and candles.

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