Delegation visits Vietnam for marketing & skill development

Delegation visits Vietnam for marketing & skill development

EPCH Delegation met Hoang Chinh Nghia, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Industry & Trade, Agency for Regional Industry & Trade, Vietnam alongwith RK Verma, Director, Member COA EPCH, Jesmina Zeliang, Rajesh Kumar Jain, Naveed Ur Rehman and other prominent member exporters.

New Delhi, May 23 (MExN): To understand traditional skills and craftsmanship with usages of technology in making high quality crafts in Vietnam, a high level delegation led by Shantmanu, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) visited Vietnam from May 18 – 21. Rakesh Kumar Verma, Director General – Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), Rajesh Jain, Zesmina Zeliang, COA Members – EPCH and other prominent member exporters of EPCH from Moradabad, Agra Khurja and North Eastern Region were a part of the delegation.

In a press release, EPCH Designer Vilekhoto Pusa stated the delegation visited Urban Lifestyle and Interior show at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, Vietnam which showcases products like furniture, handicrafts, gifts, garden accessories, decorative, lifestyle and natural fibre products.

Metal craft clusters of Dai Bai in Bach Ninh.

The delegation witnessed various craft products produced as per International demands and customized to the need of the overseas buyers displayed in the show.

The delegation also met Nguyen Chanh Phuong, Vice Chairman of Handicrafts and Wood Industry Association (HAWA), Vietnam, the organizer of the show, the release added.

EPCH Delegation also met Hoang Chinh Nghia, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Industry & Trade, Agency for Regional Industry & Trade, Vietnam, and also called upon HE Parvataneni Harish, Ambassador, Embassy of India in Vietnam and discussed the purpose of the visit and way forward for Indian handicrafts exporters.

A Meeting with Trinh Quoc Dat, Deputy President of Vietnam Association of Craft Villages (VICRAFTS], an EPCH MOU partner in Vietnam was also held during the visit.

Series of visits to various handicrafts clusters included ceramics at Bat Trang Ceramics Pottery , Natural Fibre products cluster at Phu Vinh, wood carving cluster at Son Dong, Silk embroidery cluster at Van Phuc, metal casting cluster at Bac Ninh and stone craft cluster at Da Nang took place. They interacted with the entrepreneurs working at these clusters to see and understand the production processes in these important craft clusters located close to Hanoi.

Rakesh Kumar said the high level delegation visit to Vietnam will help in motivating the handicrafts exporting community to start using technology in production of handicrafts products with techniques being used in Vietnam which will result in enhancing quality of Indian handicrafts as per standards and demands prevalent in the world markets.

Ceramics Pottery crafts cluster at Vietnam.

With India and Vietnam who enjoys a cordial relation with a total bilateral trade of US$ 12.83 billion registering a growth of around 27%, the release added the possibility of further enhancing the trade between two countries is enormous and it is high time that there is more people to people contact so that trade can flourish.

Vietnam is an important South East Asian Country Vietnam rich in traditional arts and crafts having rich handicrafts like ceramics, stoneware, natural fibre products, metalcrafts, wood-ware etc. The range of products, quality and finish is amongst the best in the world. The release added it is important that Indian manufacturer exporters should acquire understanding of various techniques of product development and production infrastructure so as to explore the possibility of future joint ventures and synergize the strengths of each other.