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Binh Duong to invest USD4.34 million into lacquer village preservation
  • |, LD | October 10, 2020 08:05 AM
The southern province of Binh Duong has decided to pour VND100 billion (USD4.56 million) into preserving a local lacquer village for tourism development.

The provincial people’s committee has approved a project on preserving and developing Tuong Binh Hiep lacquer village which is nearly 100 years old in Thu Dau Mot District.


Visitors at Tuong Binh Hiep lacquer village.

Under the project, VND70 billion which is sourced from the local budget will be used for building a tourism-lacquer complex in the village and promotion activities.

The remainder of VND35 billion will be raised from private sources to build lacquer production and display areas.

According to local artisans, the lacquer handicraft in the village has started from the 1930s with the best development recorded with the strongest development in the 1980-1990 period with around 100 workshops.

Tuong Binh Hiep lacquer products have good quality and nice design and are exported to many European countries.

However, since 2000, the village has faced many difficulties and many workshops have suspended their operations.

In 2016, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recognised the village as a national intangible cultural heritage in order to preserve its cultural values.

The project will be carried out in the next four years.

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