A booth of Sơn La Province at the fair. — Photo phapluatxahoi.vn
HÀ NỘI — A fair introducing products meeting standards of the “One Commune – One Product” (OCOP) programme kicked off in Hà Nội’s Tây Hồ District late last week, displaying 550 OCOP products and more than 2,000 other goods and specialties of 27 provinces and cities nationwide across 150 stalls.
This is the second time the municipal People’s Committee and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) have organised such an event, which runs until Monday.
According to Chu Phú Mỹ, head of the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, following the display, similar events introducing OCOP goods closely related to the civilisation of the Red River Delta area, the central and Central Highlands regions, and the southern delta will be held in Hà Nội in August, September, and November, respectively.
The OCOP was initiated by MARD in 2008, following the model of Japan’s “One Village, One Product” and Thailand’s “One Town, One Product”. It is an economic development programme for rural areas focusing on increasing internal power and values, which is also meant to help with the national target programme on new-style rural area building. — VNS