Deputy PM sets targets for northern mountains

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong has seen a lot of work ahead for the disadvantaged northwestern mountainous region to catch up with the nation, despite its huge socio-economic achievements last year.

Hanoi hosts conference on craft villages

One Village One Product (OVOP) was the theme that attracted over 500 delegates from 16 nations and numerous organisations interested in rural craft villages to a workshop in Hanoi on December 14.

More funding to develop Hanoi’s craft villages

Hanoi will provide 3.6 trillion VND (189 million USD) to preserve and develop craft villages over 2010-2015 to preserve traditional craft villages, develop tourism and build new ones while ensuring the environment is protected.

Hanoi craft villages earn hundreds of billions of VND per year

Nearly 100 out of the 1,270 craft villages in Hanoi have posted revenues of between 10-50 billion VND per year--some even reaching the hundreds of billions.

Craft villages in Hanoi mainly operate in such industries as ceramics, garments, footwear, sculpture, embroidery, rattan-bamboo weaving, copper casting, jewellery, food processing and metallurgy.