Agricultural fair to open at Quang Ninh

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 15:21

A booth of the One Commune One Product (OCOP) agriculture trade fair held in the northern province of Quang Ninh in 2016. — Photo

The One Commune One Product (OCOP) agriculture trade fair will open on September 1 in the northern province of Quang Ninh to promote local agricultural and tourism products in a bid to fully tap local potential for economic development.

This will be the fifth time Quang Ninh has organised the OCOP fair.

This year’s event will witness the participation of Thailand, Korea and Laos, featuring 16 booths introducing agricultural products. Therefore, this will be an opportunity for Quang Ninh to learn from the experiences of foreign partners in building and developing brand for agricultural products.

The OCOP fair will gather a total of 216 booths, of which 97 will present local products, while the rest will display products from 36 other provinces and cities across the country as well as commodities from Thailand, South Korea and Laos.The fair, held by the provincial Department of Industry and Trade and the new-style rural construction committee, aims to promote production and boost tourism and services, helping increase farmers’ income and raise awareness of Quang Ninh’s OCOP programme.

According to deputy head of Quang Ninh’s new-style rural construction committee Le Van Hon, OCOP fair is an opportunity for small and micro enterprises as well as the whole locality to introduce products to domestic and ASEAN markets.

The fair, taking place at the Quang Ninh Exhibition of Urban Planning & Expo, will run through September 5. — VNS

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