At the “One Commune One Product” (OCOP) fair (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – A wide range of craft products are being placed on display at the ongoing “One Commune One Product” (OCOP) fair, which opened in Hanoi on November 17.

The 150-pavilion event, held by the Trade Promotion Centre for Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, is organised to honour traditional craft villages which make jewelry, ceramic, glass and rattan products, among others.

A special area has been zoned off for excellent artisans to show off their skills in making conical leaf hats and weaving.

Joining the fair, businesses and localities have a chance to introduce their staples.

According to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hoang Van Thang, the country is currently home to 5,407 operating craft villages, 1,748 of them recognised by the Government and generating jobs for 10 million labourers. The villages have improved rural livelihood, preserved traditional cultural values and contributed to the building of new-style rural areas.

Thang expressed his hope that through the fair, artisans, villages and enterprises will have opportunities to popularise their products while joining in traditional craft value chain in accordance with socio-economic development trend.

An international OCOP conference is scheduled for November 20, one day before the fair closes.-VNA