The Hanoitimes - Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung urged for the reorganisation of production activities in rural areas to identify key products prioritised for development resources at a conference “One Commune One Product” (OCOP) programme held in Ha Long city on March 2.
Deputy Prime Minister (PM) Trinh Dinh Dung attended a conference held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the People’s Committee of Quang Ninh province in Ha Long city on March 2.
Addressing the conference, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Doc highlighted local advantages in agriculture and shared experience in implementing the programme.
Deputy PM hails Quang Ninh in implementing the “One Commune One Product” programme.
Secretary Doc noted that Quang Ninh has attracted 180 businesses to take part the programme and implement 103 projects to support the manufacture of OCOP products.
As many as 210 products registered to join the programme, 99 of which met 3-5 star standards and 39 others received food security certifications.
The sales of OCOP economic organisations and manufacturing households reached over 672 billion VND (29.4 million USD).
The OCOP programme was initiated by the ministry in 2008. Quang Ninh was the first locality across the country to carry out the project from 2013.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung makes a speech at the conference.
Speaking at the event, the Deputy PM hailed Quang Ninh province for leading in the implementation of “One Commune One Product” (OCOP) programme and achieving significant outcomes in the field.
Deputy PM Dung asked the agricultural sector to target the global market, expand highly-competitive products, and generate jobs for rural workers.
He assigned the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with other central-level ministries and sectors, to promptly complete the institution and create a legal corridor for the development of non-agricultural occupations in rural areas, and to build mechanisms and policies to support businesses and locals to develop the non-agricultural economy.
The Deputy PM also called on local households to create products while businesses and cooperatives will buy the products and promote their brand names.
The government official requested improving the institutional system and building a new legal corridor for rural development as well as devising policies to develop rural occupations and preserve craft villages.
Deputy PM Dung urged for the reorganisation of production activities in rural areas, including agricultural and non-agricultural production, traditional products and industries as well as new industries, thereby identifying key products prioritised for development resources.
He also required to mobilize financial resources to develop non-agricultural economy in rural areas and encourage scientists to join the creation of high-value products.
The government official asked localities to create favourable conditions for scientists and consultants to participate in the process of manufacturing products and building value chain linkages.
Translated by Thu Minh