The southern province of Tra Vinh will inject 450 billion VND (21.4 million USD) into preserving and developing its craft villages between now and to 2020.

Under a project recently announced by the provincial People’s Committee, the locality will spend 246 billion on upgrading village infrastructure and the remaining will be used to build material zones, help businesses access technology and implement trade promotion activities.

This year, the province will focus on solving environmental pollution in two seafood processing villages in Duyen Hai and Cau Ngang districts, said Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Phong,

He revealed that the project aims to bring trade villages’ production value to 615 billion VND (29.3 million USD) in 2015 and 810 billion VND (39 million USD) in 2020.

Tra Vinh is now home to 12 craft villages, mainly in Cang Long, Tra Cu, Hung My and Chau Thanh districts. The villages, operating in beverage manufacturing, seafood processing and floriculture, create jobs for over 11,000 locals.-VNA