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Black Mong group to sell products in capital

Update: August, 20/2015 - 09:24
Members of the Black Mong ethnic group from Lao Chai Village in Sa Pa will showcase and sell handmade products such as brocades, silver jewellery at the Highland Night Market at the Hanoi Metropole Hotel's courtyard on August 24 and 25. — Illustrative photo hanoigrapevine.com
HA NOI  (VNS) — Members of the Black Mong ethnic group from Lao Chai Village in Sa Pa will showcase and sell handmade products such as brocades, silver jewellery and other handicrafts at the Highland Night Market at the Hanoi Metropole Hotel's courtyard on August 24 and 25.

The event is the result of a collaboration between the hotel and Community Based Tourism (CBT), which will being 11 entrepreneurs from the Black Mong community to experience the Highland Market. The programme helps to facilitate their understanding of inbound tourism and improve their sales skills, event planning and delivery capacity, hotel management and sustainable business development.

The CBT training programme, funded by PATA and run by Canada's Capilano University, is a programme that focuses on building and strengthening the capacity of local ethnic minorities, particularly female business owners, along with village governments and communities.

At the Highland Night Market, visitors will have the chance to interact with these female entrepreneurs and purchase a variety of handmade items. All proceeds will go to their village.

The market opens from 5-9pm. — VNS


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