The northeastern province of Quang Ninh opened the fifth One Commune, Once Product (OCOP) fair on September 1 under the theme “Quang Ninh OCOP products – Vietnamese people’s brand”.
|At the opening ceremony - Source: baomoi.com
The event features 224 pavilions offering various kinds of locally-made goods such as farm produce, beverages, medicinal herbs, home decoration, souvenirs, garment-textile, and tourism products.
Businesses from Laos, Thailand and the Republic of Korea also set up their own booths.
The fifth OCOP fair runs until September 5.
The OCOP program was initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in 2008.
The country now has 11,000 communes with a lot of unique and competitive products.
Quang Ninh was the first locality nationwide to implement the project from 2013.
According to the provincial People’s Committee, Quang Ninh has attracted 180 businesses to join the program and implement 103 projects to support the manufacture of OCOP products.
As many as 210 local products have registered to join the program, 99 of which met 3-5 star standards and 39 others received food security certifications.
As part of the event, a workshop to seek solutions to promoting products of the program was held on September 2. It also reviewed the program’s implementation.