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HCM City (VNA) – The Hoa Mai competition on wooden interior design 2018-2019 was launched by the Ho Chi Minh City Handicraft and Wood Industry Association (HAWA) on October 8.

The annual event aims to seek talented designers and unique wooden furniture designs. Competitors also have a chance to receive technical support from prestigious experts and enterprises to materialise their ideas.

In the first round, the organising board will receive entries from October 10 to November 22, 2018 via the website www.giaihoamai.hawa.vn.

Contestants will produce sample products in the second round from December 1, 2018 to January 20, 2019.

The awards ceremony and display of products will be held at the Vietnam International Furniture and Home Accessories Fair in March 2019.

HAWA Chairman Nguyen Quoc Khanh said Vietnam’s exports of wood and forestry products hit 8 billion USD for the first time in 2017. The sector has set the target of earning 9 billion USD from exports this year, becoming one of the top seven currency earners for the country.

It targets 20 billion USD in export earnings by 2025, switching from Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to Original Design Manufacturer, making Vietnam a legal and prestigious wooden furniture manufacturing centre.–VNA