Hanoi to host handicraft expo next week

The Hanoi Craft Show 2011 will open its doors on November 8, expecting to draw the participation of 300 domestic businesses, establishments and artisans.

The city’s first handicrafts exhibition will offer producers a chance to access international markets, said Deputy Director of Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade Dao Thu Vinh on November 3.

The five-day event, jointly organised by the department, the Hanoi Industrial Promotion and Development Consultancy Centre and the Bac Ha Trade and Media Group, will display pottery and porcelain, wooden and bamboo-made handicrafts as well as silk across 400 pavilions.

It is expected to attract about 2,000 visitors each day.