Hanoi facilitates development of craft villages

Hanoi capital city is taking measures to bring into full play opportunities brought about by craft villages to facilitate its development, as it accounts for 59% of the country’s total number of trade villages.
Hanoi promotes advantage of craft villages
Hanoi facilitates development of craft villages: Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA)

Currently, these villages are creating jobs for about 1 million labourers, their production value is about 22 trillion VND (935.9 million USD), and their export turnover, about 200 million USD per year.

To make the most of this advantage, the capital city will build at least one centre for design, introduction, promotion and sale of OCOP (one commune-one product) products of craft villages associated with tourism development, and organise the evaluation and classification of products registered to participate in the city-level OCOP programme in accordance with regulations.

It will implement and complete the goals set out in the OCOP programmes to 2025 of the city and the Government.

According to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade, Hanoi leads the country in the number of OCOP products, with nearly 1,700 ranked from 426 enterprises, cooperatives, and business households in the capital. As many as 80 showrooms for introducing and selling OCOP products have been established in districts and towns, helping widely promote products to consumers and tourists.

Hanoi has recognised more than 2,140 OCOP products, including six 5-star OCOP ones, with more than 800 active trade villages, helping boost economic development in rural areas while generating jobs for local labourers.

The city aims to have an additional 2,000 OCOP products rated three stars and above by 2025.

The OCOP programme, initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in 2008, is based on Japan’s “One Village, One Product” programme and Thailand’s “One Tambon, One Product”. It is an economic development programme for rural areas and also to help implement the national target programme on new-style rural area building.

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(Source: VNA)