The three-day exhibition, entitled “One Village, One Product (OVOP),” featured nearly 40 pavilions displaying and selling handicraft products and gifts of high quality with beautiful designs made from numerous materials, such as rattan, bamboo, ceramics, silk, wood, paper and stone, as well as folk paintings.
The exhibits were selected from production and business facilities, trade villages and artisans around the capital.
|Foreign ambassdors to Vienam at a booth in the OVOP exhibition (Source:http://www.tienphong.vn)
Notably, over 30 types of lamps were harmoniously combined with around 5,000 decorative products, creating a shimmering space around the Ly Thai To flower park and attracting a large number of visitors.
Addressing the opening ceremony on December 9, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Doan Toan emphasised that the exhibition was expected to create the beauty of unique Vietnamese handicraft products and designs, conveying a message of “preserving Vietnam’s identity and being creative to increase products’ value.”
The exhibition also aimed to enhance and expand trade promotion activities and attract more visitors to the capital. The event was also expected to help enterprises and trade villages to improve their capacity and competitiveness in producing and trading their products on the domestic and exports markets.
OVOP movement was initiated in Japan’s Oita prefecture in 1979 with the aim of encouraging trade villages to create products with high added value. This is the first time Hanoi has held an exhibition following the OVOP model, and it is expected that it will improve the position of products from the city’s trade villages not only on the domestic market but also globally.