Hanoi (VNA) - Ha Thai lacquerware is now enjoying a new vitality and has established a firm position among the famous craft villages in Vietnam, with most of its products being exported. The Ha Thai lacquerware craft village is located right next to Highway 1A, in Thuong Tin district of Hanoi. It was formerly named Cu Trang, but renamed as Dong Thai in 1870 and Ha Thai in the early years of the 20th century. History has it that the trade started in Ha Thai in the 17th century. The village is not the cradle of the trade but famous for its contingent of craftsmen. In the first part of the 1930’s, Vietnam’s first painters studying at the Indochina Fine Arts College applied new colour materials like egg and snail shell and bamboo, and especially the polishing technique, to the art, thus creating really valuable artworks. Since 1955, the Ha Thai lacquerware craft village has experienced various ups and downs, but they in general have created a sustainable development. Since … [Read more...] about Formation, development of Ha Thai lacquerware craft village
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Chair of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vu Tien Loc, when talking about policies to support businesses recently, mentioned the ‘loneliness’ of the majority of businesses, especially small, medium, and micro sized companies, which account for 95 percent of total Vietnamese enterprises. … [Read more...] about What should be done to help Vietnamese businesses grow?
Ngo Anh Thu from HCM City’s Binh Thanh District her family wanted to do something different at Tet, instead of just visiting flower markets. All the beaches in Vung Tau city were crowded, causing congestion at some parking lots. Deputy General Director of Paradise Resort, Nguyen Dinh Sy, said that his resort’s rooms had been fully booked before Tet. The same situation was seen at beaches at Doi Duong Beach in Binh Thuan Province’s Phan Thiet City on January 28 or the fourth day of the Lunar New Year. A beach in Binh Thuan … [Read more...] about Southern beaches crowded on Tet
Dalat City in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong experienced traffic jams in many local streets during Tet as the locality welcomed a large number of tourists. In the first days of the Lunar New Year from January 27-29 Dalat saw a sharp increase in visitors. Traffic congestion in Dalat on Tet … [Read more...] about Dalat faces Tet traffic jams
HCM City (VNA) – The leather – footwear industry of Vietnam now has big opportunities thanks to free trade agreements (FTAs), but to make full use of those deals, it needs to remove bottlenecks relevant to the supporting industry, heard a forum on December 13. The Supporting Industry Forum 2019 was held in Ho Chi Minh City by the Industry Agency of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Nhan dan newspaper. It focused on the leather – footwear industry amidst opportunities created by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the European Union – Vietnam FTA (EVFTA). Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai said leather-footwear is one of the key exporting industries of Vietnam. With an annual export growth rate of over 10 percent, the industry earned the country approximated 20 billion USD in 2018 and over 10 billion USD in the first half of 2019. The Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association … [Read more...] about Footwear sector needs to remove bottlenecks to capitalise on FTAs