Foreign visitors visits a craft village in Quang Nam (Source: Internet)

Authorities in central Quang Nam province have approved a project to develop traditional craft villages and tourism.


Accordingly, the province will arrange annual capital for the trade villages to develop infrastructure, product designs and quality in a bid to attract over 60,000 tourists per annum between 2015 and 2020.

The investment will focus on necessary facilities like roads, the application of technology in production and the popularisation of products.

The province will also assist trade villages with vocational training and connections with other loalities to expand production scale and consumption outlets.

Craft villages expect to have locally-trained workers and receive support to participate in tourism promotion programmes; introduce products at exhibitions and trade fairs; and protect the environment.

The province is pinning hope on the villages to help draw tourists, especially those from abroad, and generate additional job opportunities for over 3,000 rural workers.

Quang Nam is now home to 60 traditional craft villages, creating jobs for tens of thousands of workers. Among the best known are the Phuoc Kieu bronze casting village in Dien Phuong commune, Dien Ban town; Kim Bong woodworking village in Cam Kim commune and Thanh Ha pottery village in Thanh Ha commune, Hoi An town.-VNA