VOV.VN - In recent years, craft villages in Ho Chi Minh City have introduced their products on online trading platforms. This has helped the villages trade efficiently and assert their brand value.
The month before Tet (Lunar New Year), which will fall on January 25, are the busiest for residents of Mekong Delta craft villages since demand for traditional specialties spike.
A festival featuring Hanoi’s agricultural products and craft villages is expected to take place from December 14-17 in the capital city.
Many workers in craft villages in the northern mountainous province of Vinh Phuc have enjoy continuous rises in their income, thanks to the province’s support policy for local small industry and handicraft in rural areas.
Handicraft products made by craft villages in Hanoi are currently very similar in design, impacting competitiveness.
VOV.VN - Known as the land of traditional crafts, Hanoi has the highest number of craft villages in Vietnam: 1,350, nearly one-third of the total number.
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue will branch out its traditional handicrafts and craft villages in a manner that harmonises economic development and building new-style rural areas.
Ceremonies were held on late April 29 within the ongoing Hue Traditional Craft Festival to commemorate patrons of all crafts, and honour artisans and craft villages.
Environmental pollution in some craft villages, especially food processing villages in the central province of Nghe An, has gotten worse. It not only affects the local communities but also raises concerns over food safety.
Since Vietnam became a republic in 1945, many craft villages have moved away from their traditional sources of income. One start-up business is trying to update and maintain the 300-year-old craft of embroidery to meet contemporary needs.
As many as 50 craft villages and establishments with 300 artisans nationwide have registered to attend the upcoming 2019 Hue Traditional Craft Festival, which is set to open in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on April 26.
VOV.VN - The “Quintessence of the Vietnamese craft village” project has been under way at Bat Trang village for a past year and will be completed late next year. It will be a place to introduce and promote the best of Vietnamese craft villages to domestic and foreign visitors.
The Vietnam Local Specialties Fair 2018 and the “One Village One Product” exhibition are scheduled to take place from November 21-25 in the capital city, the Hanoi Promotion Agency announced on November 13.
VOV.VN - The Centre for Scientific and Cultural Activities of Van Mieu – QuocTu Giam (Temple of Literature – National University) and Bat Trang Ceramics and Pottery Association has co-organized an exhibition of ceramic products in Hanoi.
VOV.VN - The first Vinh Long Tourism Festival was held over August 25-26 in Long Ho district as part of activities to promote local waterway tourism to the province’s domestic and foreign visitors.
VOV.VN - Ninh Thuan has emerged as an attractive destination for those who want to explore and experience the daily activities of locals.
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has issued a strategy to develop brands for provincial specialities and souvenir items by 2020.
An official has said Hanoi’s tourism products should be associated with advertising high-quality goods, especially those which are the signature of craft villages.
Craft villages in the capital city of Hanoi are sharing a concern over the shortage of highly-skilled craftsmen, which is hindering them from improving the designs and competitiveness of products.
VOV.VN - The sales generated by traditional craft villages in Hanoi are estimated at more than VND20 trillion for 2017, according to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.