Up to 400 pavilions will be set up at Hanoi Gift Show 2020, scheduled for October 15-18, heard a press conference held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade on October 8.
The annual event is set to create a playground for handicraft businesses and makers, and promote connectivity between domestic and foreign firms in the industry.
International visitors tour pavilions at the 2019 Hanoi Gift Show.
Over the past eight years, the fair has attracted more than 1,950 enterprises and production facilities in Hanoi and 40 other cities and provinces, along with 5,200 importers and visitors from 45 countries and territories worldwide.
Notably, over 600 contracts, memoranda of understanding and cooperation agreements worth some 50 million USD have been reached during the show.
Hanoi Gift Show 2020 is expected to welcome more than 10,000 visitors.
Phu Binh villagers strive to preserve the craft of lantern making
Despite facing challenges from Covid-19 and the fierce competitiveness of imported toys, Phu Binh villagers in district 11, Ho Chi Minh City, have exerted every effort to preserve their craft of lantern making, which according to them, is not only a traditional practice of their ancestors but also helps to bring joy to children.
New approach in building model of craft village-based tourism
Developing craft village-based tourism has been eyed as a direction for boosting socio-economic factors in many localities in the Red River Delta. However, such a model has not yet been well implemented, requiring a new approach in building a sound model which can preserve and promote the cultural values of traditional villages while facilitating tourism growth.
The craft of linen weaving of the H’mong people in Lung Tam
Located in Quan Ba district, Ha Giang province, Lung Tam is a small valley surrounded by rocky mountains, with the Mien river flowing through. This is a land where the H'mong people have lived for generations and established their fame with the craft of line weaving, indigo dye, and beeswax drawing, creating many unique brocade products.