Programme bolsters industrial development in rural areas hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The national industry encouragement programme from 2014 to 2018 has contributed largely to industrial development in rural areas, thus promoting the economic structure shifting towards industrialisation, modernisation, and new-style rural area building, said Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh.

At a conference held in Hanoi on April 24 by the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Hanoi city People’s Committee, Minister Anh said various technology transfer projects and vocational training courses were held under the programme.

Giving more details about the programme, Director of the ministry’s Agency for Regional Industry and Trade Ngo Quang Trung highlighted that the programme splashed out more than 1.18 trillion VND (50.67 million USD) to support industrial development in five years.

The programme organised vocational training and skill improvement courses for 18,000 rural labourers, helping them secure stable jobs. It also helped 630 industrial establishments in rural areas apply advanced technologies into production to improve product quality.

Besides, 15 regional exhibitions on outstanding rural industrial goods were organised, honouring regional and national products that pose huge potential for market development.

Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Crafts Villages Luu Duy Dan suggested that in the time ahead, the programme should channel more focus on supporting large-scale production and value chain development. Besides, rural industrial production shops need assistance to expand business and improve competitive edge.-VNA