(KPL) The annual event Lao Handicrafts Festival 2019 themed Promote Lao Handicrafts Through Tourism has been scheduled to take place at the Lao-ITECC, Vientiane on Oct 26- Nov 3, 2019.
President of the Lao Handicraft’s Association Hansana Sisan told a press conference in Vientiane on August 15 that the festival has been held every year since 2001, and this year was its 18th edition.
The objective of the festival is to raise public awareness of preserving and promoting local handicrafts and culture.
It also specifically aims to promote Lao handicrafts through tourism. General public members are welcome to take part in souvenir making competition, said Mr Thaviphet Aloun, Deputy Director of the Tourism Promotion Department, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.
Festival goers will also have opportunities to taste tea and coffee from 18 provinces across the country.
General public members as well as entrepreneurs will be given an opportunity to exchange knowledge and lessons on how to improve their products and satisfy market demand.
Lao Handicraft Festival 2019 is expected to draw about 200 domestic exhibitors from every province of the country.
Source: Lao News Agency