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RM25 Million Sale Expected From National Handicraft Day 2014
Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz said this is based on the RM24.2 million sale registered during last year's event.
"Of the RM24.2 million sale, forest and textile were the top contributor with RM10.5 million followed by metal (RM1.12 mln), assorted craft (RM1.7 mln)and earthenware (RM400,000)," he said at the opening of National Craft Day 2014, here Thursday.
National Craft Day 2014 from Feb 26-March 10 was launched by the Prime Minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
Held at Kompleks Kraf Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Conlay, it is participated by 500 craft producers including from India, Ireland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Poland, Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, Rosmah in her speech said batik manufacturers should diversify the designs of their products so that they can infiltrate the international market.
"The Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation should seek advice from innovative designers from within and outside the country to produce batik designs that can compete in the international market."
At the annual event, Rosmah also presented 'Anugerah Tukang Ulung' awards to 10 outstanding craftsmen in the country.
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