OCOP products, specialties to be displayed in Hanoi hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) -
A fair introducing products meeting standards in the “One Commune - One Product” (OCOP) programme, along with specialties from cities and provinces nationwide, will take place at the Art and Street Food Space in Hanoi’s Tay Ho district from December 17 to 21.

Within the framework of the fair will be a workshop promoting such products along with an array of activities featuring the culture and arts of the southern region.

Organisers will also honour artisans, businesspeople, and farmers who have greatly contributed to the community this year and promoted Vietnamese culture and farm produce.

Of note, there will be a programme aimed at raising awareness of “5K” in the COVID-19 fight - Khau trang (face masks), Khu khuan (disinfectant), Khoang cach (distancing), Khong tu tap (no gatherings), and Khai bao y te (health declarations) - so that people may live safely with the pandemic in the “new normal”.

Hanoi will open 40 more showrooms for goods from the local OCOP programme in 2021, making them more popular among domestic consumers and foreign visitors.

According to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade, products to be displayed include silk, confectionery, food, safe fruits and vegetables, and handicrafts.

They must be rated at least three-star and have been certificated as typical rural industrial products at the municipal and regional levels.

In 2020, 14 OCOP showrooms were put into operation in the capital city.

The OCOP was initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in 2008, based on Japan’s “One Village, One Product” and Thailand’s “One Town, One Product” programmes. It is an economic development programme for rural areas and focuses on increasing internal power and values, and is also to help with the national target programme on new-style rural area building./.