The three day handicraft exhibition held in Kathmandu concluded on Sunday. The grand exhibition was organised by Federation of Handicrafts Association of Nepal (FHAN) with the objective of gathering national and international buyers to meet entrepreneurs and sellers in a single place. The 18th Handicraft Trade fair and 16th Craft Competition was held at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Boudha in Kathmandu. The three-day trade fair was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday. The fair was visited by officials working at diplomatic missions in Kathmandu and expatriates as well. The total count of the visitors exceeds 100,000.
The fair was organized with the aims to revive the internal and external market of native products, which have been badly hit by COVD-19 the pandemic. Rabindra Shakya, the fair coordinator had said that the fair also aims to promote both domestic and international markets of Nepali handicrafts.
Around 120 stalls were showcasing different handicrafts items in the fair. High value metal statues, Paubha paintings (Thanka), filigree, garments, Allo products were the main attraction in the exhibition.
The sources say that the fair had generated sales of NRs. 80 million including spot sales and orders to supply. The stalls were installed on the green lawns of the prestigious hotel offered enchanting experience as well.