18/04/2017 16:00 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

350 booths showcased at Vietnam Craft Village Fair 2017

HCM City, April 18 (VNA) – Some 350 booths were featured at the Vietnam Craft Village Fair 2017, which opened on April 17 at Gia Dinh Park in Ho Chi Minh City.

200 booths displayed handicraft products, including wood sculpture, pottery and ceramic and local specialties like Ly Son garlic, Tan Trieu grapefruit and Thai Nguyen Tea.

Ho Chi Minh City set up a corner to show off its craft products and urban agriculture models at the fair, which was held by the Vietnam Craft Village Association.

The event aims to help craft villages and businesses exchange experience and link up, said Nguyen Huu Phuoc, Vice President of the Association, adding that it is hoped to help enterprises expand to markets with high demand for craft products such as the US, the European Union, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the ASEAN Economic Community.

He also noted that Vietnam is home to more than 5,400 craft villages, including 1,864 traditional craft villages.

The villages have provided jobs to some 11 million rural people.

Products from craft villages have been shipped to over 160 countries, he added.

The fair will run through July 23.