The annual Craft Village Fair will be held from Dec. 29 to Jan. 3, 2012 in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong.

The Department of Processing and Trade for Agroforestry, Fisheries and Salt Production under the Ministry of Agriculture, the organizing board, said the fair aims to promote craft villages and their products, honour craftsmen and boost trade and tourism activities. It will also contribute to preserving and developing national cultural identities.

An Van Khanh, Deputy Head of the Department, said this year’s fair, which is part of activities toward Da Lat Flower Festival, features a lot of more sophisticated products than the previous event. In addition, the products are various in design, rich in traditional character and environmentally friendly.

The fair will include a retail section grouped by sectors and regions, exhibition areas for trade and tourism products of Lam Dong province and products entering the final round of the 8 th competition for Vietnamese handicraft products, plus areas for gastronomy and skill demonstrations./.