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Hanoi (VNA) – A 200-booth handicraft exhibition will take place at the Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi from August 26-29, said Ngo Quang Trung, Head of the Agency for Regional Industry Development under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The exhibition is part of a programme to grant the “People Artisan” and “Meritorious Artisan” titles to stand-out craftsmen.

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.

Along with honouring great craftsmen who have made significant contributions to building and preserving traditional craft villages, the event also popularises Vietnamese fine art products to international friends, aiming to seek business partners and enlarge consumer markets.

The event also serves as a valuable opportunity to introduce the achievements made in the protection and development of Vietnamese traditional villages.

Skills performances, as well as conferences on handicraft product designs and a seminar on the orientations for handicraft exports are scheduled during the event.-VNA