Traditional pottery villages faces extinction in southern Vietnam

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Traditional pottery villages faces extinction in southern Vietnam

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A cluster of 300-year-old pottery workshops in the southern province of Dong Nai may be relocated after the provincial government announced they were among 185 businesses slated for relocation as part of an urban re-zoning plan, VnExpress reported. 
The Dong Nai Province People’s Committee issued a decision this week that will force polluting businesses to move out of the province’s future urban core. 
The affected businesses include 37 pottery workshops, 20 slaughter houses and 128 businesses in Bien Hoa, the provincial capitol. 
Under the decision, all pottery workshops will be relocated to a ceramic industrial park that was abandoned by its investors years ago. 
The decision mandated that the relocation wrap up by the end of next year. 
Bien Hoa City is famous for its roughly 300 year-old pottery tradition. 
Around 400 workshops occupy in the wards of Buu Long and Tan Van in Tan Hanh and Hoa An Commune. 
In the early 20th century, Bien Hoa's ceramics became famous in both Asia and Europe.

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