Heeding handicrafts results in economic growth

"Heeding the handicrafts will generate employment and develop tourism, while promoting global dialogue and boosting the country's economic growth," The mayor of Isfahan said.

Iran (IMNA) - On the sidelines of the first International Festival of Iranian Handicrafts entitled "Creative Hand" Ghodratollah Norouzi said, "Isfahan is the first Iranian city joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a city of handicrafts and folk arts in 2015.

Going on to say that handicraft is a glorious art that can be recognized as a factor in sustainable development and prosperity of tourism, he added, "Heeding the handicrafts will generate employment and develop tourism, while promoting global dialogue and boosting the country's economic growth."

The Mayor of Isfahan pointed out, "Holding handicraft festivals can introduce national and local identity symbols; such initiations will strengthen cultural exchanges and boost the growth of tourism-based industries in all fields.

Emphasizing the need to organize handicraft exhibitions, he expressed hope that,"By holding festivals and handicraft exhibitions, we will witness the flourishing of craft industry."

Norouzi noted, "About 600 handicrafts have been registered on the list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, of which 200 are active in Isfahan province, and more than 400,000 people in the province are involved in various sectors of this industry, so the introduction of such industry can promote the art and guarantee their employment and livelihood as there is a direct relationship between handicrafts and tourism.

Isfahan will home a Handicrafts and Art Town as a tourist attraction in near future in which galleries, exhibitions and shops supplying handicraft products will be situated near each other so that tourists can witness the chain of attempts in making a handicrafts. 

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