2016 handicraft fair-exhibition opens in Hanoi hinh anh 1Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung at the event (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The 2016 handicraft fair - exhibition opened at the Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi on August 26, aiming at promoting Vietnamese craft to domestic and foreign markets. 

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong said the event is to preserve and develop craft villages as well as honour skilled craftsmen who have great contributions to developing the trade and preserving the country’s unique handicraft products.

The event is hoped to help craftsmen, trade villages, enterprises introduce their products, boost exchanges and cooperation in order to seek partners both at home and abroad and expand market for the Vietnamese handicraft products.

Covering on an area of 2,000 sq.m, the event features nearly 200 booths, presenting development achievements and handicraft products from localities nationwide. 

The event runs until August 29.-VNA