Hanoi to develop craft village in parallel with tourism and trade promotion

The responsibilities of craft village tourism are not only to develop trademarks but also to create a motive force to change rural face and bring social and economic benefits to individuals and organizations operating in villages, said Vu Quoc Tuan, the chairman of the Vietnam Association of Craft Villages to Vietnam Economic News' reporter.    Craft village tourism brings multi-benefits According to Vu Quoc Tuan, at present, there are 2,790 craft villages in Vietnam (among which 300 belong to Hanoi), creating jobs for more than 11 million of people in about five million households. Among those, many craft villages are…... [read more]

In Vietnam there are about 3,000 craft villages, in which 400 are traditional villages. However, craft village tourism is not really well developed for tourism, either foreign or domestic. Wasted potentialTo date, Vietnam’s craft village tourism has attracted a considerable number of visitors but that’s only spontaneous effort which is not formed in a professional way.Vietnam has about 3,000 craft villages, in which 400 are traditional villages including 53 occupational groups making about 200 kinds of different crafts, many of which have the history of hundreds of years. That really is "tourism resource mines." The potential is huge but the…... [read more]

For the past many years, craft villages with their traditional products have attracted visitors to Hoi An. The conservation and development of craft villages such as Kim Bong which specializes in making wood products, Thanh Ha with its ceramic products and Tra Que which specializes in growing vegetables, along with other craft villages with products such as clothing and lantern have significantly contributed to Hoi An's efforts to promote tourism.   Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Residents in Hoi An since the 17th century gradually developed a variety of crafts such as carpentry, vegetable growing, ceramics, herbal remedies and…... [read more]

(TITC) – In the period from 2016 to 2020, Tien Giang Province will invest nearly VND 500 billion in preserving and developing craft villages associated with tourism, training on management and technical knowledge for the staff, supporting vocational training facilities in rural areas and organizing skill contests. The province is focusing on solutions to restoring and encouraging the sustainable development of craft villages. Accordingly, several famous traditional brand names including “hủ tiếu” (noodles) of My Tho, “bánh phồng” (crackers) of Cai Be, “bánh tráng” (rice paper wrappers) of Hau Thanh and altar of Go Cong will be prioritized for development…... [read more]

{mosimage}The Hanoi Cuisine, Craft Village and Street Festival 2006 opened at the Thong Nhat Park on March 30, with 300 showrooms introducing specialities and handicrafts of Hanoi and some surrounding localities. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Nguyen The Quang, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee said that the four-day festival expresses the capital people's determination to build Hanoi into a large tourism centre in the country. Craft villages and the sophisticated fine art products of the streets showcased in the festival include bronze-carving paintings, art objects, artificial flowers, Hang Trong paintings, silk and brocade clothes and embroidery. The cuisine area drew the…... [read more]

{mosimage}The Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with foreign organisations regarding the development of tourism at craft villages in the northern province of Ha Tay. Under the MoU the VNAT signed with the World Tourism Organisation, the Netherlands Development Organisation and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, the tourism development project will have a funding of 70,000 USD and will be carried out between April 1, 2007 and Mar. 31, 2008. The project is part of an initiative to promote sustainable tourism for poverty reduction launched by Viet Nam's tourism sector and…... [read more]

(Cinet)- A seminar on the current situation and measures to develop tourism in craft villages and traditional craft cities in Hanoi and Red River Delta provinces took place on October 12 – 18. Accordingly, developing craft villages and traditional craft cities through tourism has been discussed at the festival. Addressing at the opening of the seminar, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mai Tien Dung said that over the past few years, craft village tourism saw strong development with famous trademarks such as Bat Trang pottery, Van Phuc silk, Phu Vinh bamboo and rattan, and Trieu…... [read more]

Developing craft villages so they can enable rural residents toearn a stable income, is one of the Ministry of Agriculture and RuralDevelopment’s (MARD) major policies, said a senior ministry official. During a seminar entitled “One Village, One Product,” which was jointlyheld by the MARD and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)in Hanoi on September 15, MARD Deputy Minister Ho Xuan Hung said thatdrawing up a programme to develop each village with a craft nationwidewill stimulate rural employment and will help to change the country’seconomic structure, under which the proportion of agricultural productsand farmers will drop while those in services and…... [read more]

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central CommitteeNguyen Thien Nhan called for more support to Vietnamese craft villagesfor the sake of the national economy and culture during a workshop inHanoi on April 20. As of the late 2014, the nationhad over 5,000 craft villages, more than 1,700 of which are accredited,notably the popular Van Phuc silk or Dong Ky wooden villages. Last year, bamboo and rattan items brought home 250.6 million USD while ceramics and pottery took in 508.2 million USD. As many as 38 of 63 provinces nationwide have approved a programme to preserve and develop craft villages.…... [read more]

{mosimage}Quang Nam province in central Vietnam announced Tuesday it would invest VND350 billion (US$21.7 million) through 2010 to preserve and develop craft villages. The program also aimed at creating more jobs and tourism products. The money would come mostly from official development assistance (30%) with central and provincial funds, loans, and others making up the rest. The province hopes to develop 100 craft villages by 2020. It now has 61 craft villages, of which 41 are traditional ones over 100 years old. Some provide jobs to two-thirds of local workers. The villages contribute 30-35 percent of the province�s industrial output. …... [read more]