OCOP trade fair underway in Quang Ninh

Monday, May 18, 2020 18:34


A booth at the OCOP trade fair 2020 in Quang Ninh Province. — Photo vov.vn

The “One Commune, One Product (OCOP)” trade fair 2020 is taking place in the northern province of Quang Ninh as part of a range of activities to promote trade and stimulate tourism throughout the locality.

The week-long event which opened its doors late last week has 350 booths showcasing typical OCOP products from various provinces and cities nationwide including handicraft products that originate from craft villages, and plenty of ornamental plants.

The OCOP fair aimed to remove hurdles that local businesses are facing during the pandemic while helping them gradually restore production, business, and consumption activities, the event's organisers said.

Nguyen Minh Tien, director of the Central Coordination Office on New Rural Development, emphasised the importance of the event, saying that it contributed to rebooting the local economy, providing a platform for businesses to introduce their latest products and promoting tourism growth.

During the first three days, the fair attracted 17,000 visitors, earning revenue of VND5.6 billion (more than US$240,000), according to the organising board.

The event will wrap up on Thursday.

The previous edition lured over 110,000 arrivals with total revenue of around VND10.2 billion.

The OCOP fair has contributed to developing concentrated production, creating higher added value products as part of the provincial agriculture restructuring and serving tourism development in Quang Ninh Province.

After six year implementation, Quang Ninh Province has mobilised more than VND500 billion to support the development of products under the programme, which has helped create jobs, increase incomes, develop sustainable forms of production, change consumer habits towards buying more Vietnamese goods, and creating high-quality goods and services, the online newspaper ven.vn reported.

As of last year, Quang Ninh had developed 421 OCOP products, including that 195 met 3-5 star standards. These products are widely introduced and sold at OCOP points of sale, commercial centres and supermarkets inside and outside the province. — VNS

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