Handicraft exports surge

In 2014, the export value of Vietnamese handicrafts jumped 8 percent on-year to 1.6 billion USD, accounting for one-fifth of world market share, radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported.

Deputy PM asks jewelry firms to be more creative

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai praised the excellent work of individuals and groups in contributing to the development of Vietnam ’s gemstones, jewelry and handicraft industry at a ceremony on January 20.

Craft exports rise 6 pct in seven months

The export value of handicrafts in the first seven months of this year increased 6 percent year-on-year to 900 million USD though the handicraft industry still faced challenges, said Le Ba Ngoc, chairman cum general secretary of the Viet Nam Handicraft Exporting Association (Vietcraft).

Lawmakers to discuss Hanoi plan

The master plan for the development of the capital city by 2030 with a vision towards 2050 was a hot topic for discussion for the National Assembly Standing Committee on May 11 morning.