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Tien Giang to preserve guild villages

Update: April, 18/2014 - 08:56

The province has 14 trade hubs, including five traditional villages.— Photo dvtc

TIEN GIANG (VNS) — The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang is striving to preserve its trade villages to elevate tourism as a major driver of its economy.

It will enable production facilities to boost goods exchanges with other localities nationwide to boost employment and increase resident incomes.

Under a long-term strategy, the province will organise training courses to raise the capacity of managing officials and labourers, and apply more technology to production.

It is also planning to deploy nearly VND300 billion (US$14.1 million) between 2016 and 2020 to preserve and develop trade villages, and another VND200 billion ($9.4 million) on management training courses and teaching vocational skills.

The province has 14 trade hubs, including five traditional villages. The trades, including carving, knitting and girdle cake making (banh trang), now create jobs for nearly 5,400 locals. — VNS

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