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Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism launched an exhibition cum trade fair honouring traditional crafts in Hanoi on January 18 on the occasion of upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival. 

The “Tet Viet 2017” Exhibition also aims to welcome important events in 2017, including the 87th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (February 3).

As many as 80 booths showcase nearly 100 traditional handicraft products such as sculptured, rattan and bamboo, silk and pottery items; and agricultural products, among others.

Visitors can try making folk Dong Ho paintings with craftsmen from Thuan Thanh district, the northern province of Bac Ninh, and enjoy traditional art performances, cockfighting, and traditional food.

Other activities include a painting exhibition, calligraphy writing, among others. It will take place until January 23 at the Vietnam Exhibition Centre for Culture and Arts at No 2, Hoa Lu street, Hanoi.

The same day, the Vietnam Trade Promotion Center for Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development opened a one-week trade fair with the participation of 200 pavilions from nearly 200 enterprises across the country.

The event aims to accelerate the consumption of special agro-forestry-fishery products nationwide, such as Nhat Tan peach and kumquat trees, yellow apricot trees from the south, chung cake, Moc Chau tea, Dien Bien rice, and fruits.

Director of the centre Da Van Ho, who is also head of the organising board, said the event introduces high-quality agricultural products. It aims to raise public awareness of producing and consuming clean agricultural products to develop sustainable agricultural production chain.-VNA