Prominent local and regional agro-industrial products selected hinh anh 1The organisation board addresses the press on October 14 (Source:

Up to 100 locally- and regionally-famous farm, handicraft and industrial products will be named and honoured in Hanoi, Director of the Department of Local Industry under the Ministry of Industry and Trade Ngo Quang Trung told the press on October 14.

The event, which will be broadcast live on the Television of Vietnam (VTV) on October 17, forms part of activities under the Government’s National programme on industrial promotion to 2020.

It aims to feature products with high quality and those with potential for industrial production and winning bigger market shares, promisingly spurring rural industrial development.

Targeted products include handicraft products, processed agro-forestry-fishery products and beverage, machineries and mechanical spare parts, from rural workshops across the country, according to Trung.

They represent the potential of each region or each locality, said Vu Hy Thieu, vice head of the jury.

The programme helps inspire rural industrial workshops to invest more in renewing their technologies to raise product quality, thus enhancing their competitiveness at home and abroad, Thieu added.

The programme will make it easier for the selected products to find potential partners and to be showcased at trade fairs, exhibition events, said Vice Deputy Director of the Department Phan Van Ban.-VNA