The Hanoitimes – The OCOP program, with a view to honoring prominent craft villages’ goods and products, has been identified by Hanoi’s authorities as one of the solutions to boost domestic consumption.
Hanoi is committed to creating favorable conditions for other provinces/cities to sell their products under the national’s One Commune One Product (OCOP) program in the capital city.
Vice Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Nguyen Thi Tuyen made the statement at the trade promotion event for OCOP products from southern region on December 18.
|Vice Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Nguyen Thi Tuyen at the event. Photo: Pham Hung.|
The OCOP program, with a view to honoring prominent craft villages’ goods and products, has been identified by Hanoi’s authorities as one of the solutions to boost domestic consumption at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic is causing severe consequences on the local economy.
To date, Hanoi has completed the evaluation and classification for 630 OCOP products achieving 3-star rating and above, noted, Mrs. Tuyen.
“The city is cooperating with other provinces/cities to promote OCOP products across the country to both domestic and international customers,” she added.
This year, the agricultural sector has emerged as a driving force for Hanoi’s economic development, posting a growth rate of 4.2% year-on-year, which is considered high, Mrs. Tuyen added.
|Delegates visit OCOP products display section. Photo: Pham Hung.|
During the 2018-20 period, Hanoi allocated VND82 billion (US$3.54 million) to classify 800-1,000 goods and products under the OCOP program and acknowledge other 500 as OCOP products. So far, 630 products have been classified as OCOP products, exceeding the original target.
Along with the development of OCOP products, Hanoi has launched 13 OCOP showrooms in the city and organized four OCOP trade promotion events for products from northern mountainous, Red river delta, central highlands, and southern region.
|Visitors at the event. Photo: Pham Hung.|
Under the instruction of Hanoi’s leaders, the municipal Department of Agricultural and Rural Development hosted four conferences on connecting supply – demand of OCOP products, which have resulted in 500 contracts signed for distribution of agricultural productsin Hanoi’s market.