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?
Crowds flocked to beaches in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau to relax on Tet amid the hot weather. On January 27, the third day of the Lunar New Year, around 140,000 people came to beaches in Ba Ria-Vung Tau to enjoy Tet. Nguyen Trung Tu, director of a private firm in HCM City said that his family went to the beach for symbolic reasons. Beaches in Vung Tau City attract visitors on Tet … [Read more...] about Southern beaches crowded on Tet
Since the morning of January 27, vehicles of more than 16 seats have been banned from going through Prenne Pass to Dalat during peak hours. Instead, they are instructed to travel through Mimosa Pass to ease traffic congestion. Visitors from the central and southern region account for the majority of the traffic. Lots of roads in Dalat which are narrow and tortuous saw gridlock such as Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hoang Van Thu and Phan Chu Trinh. The same situation was also reported roads around the tourist sites, including Datanla Waterfall and Van Thanh flower village. During Tet, some northern and central localities were cold and wet, so people flocked to Dalat to enjoy the nicer weather. Local police officers were assigned to be on duty at areas which faced traffic jams. … [Read more...] about Dalat faces Tet traffic jams
The ministry are also preparing the setup of 40 emergency response teams to help isolate people suspected to be infected with the deadly virus along with the sterilisation and patient transportation. The ministry will continue finalising the treatment regime for the epidemic. The government is willing to accept economic losses if the lives and health of the people are protected, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said. Vietnam is a popular tourist destination among people from numerous countries, including China, and shares a long borderline with its northern neighbour, Phuc added. He demanded ministries, agencies and local government neither be subjective nor underestimate the acute respiratory disease for the sake of protecting public health and lives. … [Read more...] about Health Ministry sets up emergency response teams against Coronavirus