The Hanoitimes - Eight more villages in Me Linh and Phu Xuyen districts in Hanoi have recently been recognized as craft villages by the municipal People’s Committee.
They are Ha Loi, Lieu Tri and Dai Thinh flower and bonsai villages in Me Linh district, Yen Thi and Trung Ha noodle villages and Dong Ca, Truong Lieu and Gia Phu carpentry villages in Phu Xuyen District.
The eight villages will enjoy incentives for the development of rural trades. Hanoi is home to more than 1,300 craft villages, more than 300 of which have been recognised as traditional. Not only do Hanoi’s craft villages offer a wide range of products but they also hold cultural values that are built up and crystallized after generations of craftsmen here.
Eight more villages in Hanoi have recently been recognized as craft villages.
There are 1,350 craft villages in Hanoi, 244 of which are traditional craft villages, according to the statistics of Hanoi Industry and Trade Department. Such villages are mainly distributed in suburban districts, mostly in districts of Chuong My (174 villages), Thuong Tin (125 villages), Phu Xuyen (124 villages), Ung Hoa (113 villages), etc.
In terms of the number of handicraft villages, bamboo and rattan weaving craft ranks first, including 83 villages, mainly distributed in districts of Chuong My, Ung Hoa, Phu Xuyen, Thach That, etc. The crafts of embroidery and lace, weaving, and sewing, leaf conical hat and hat making, etc. hold the next positions regarding the number of villages, respectively.
The outstanding villages that reach high annual turnovers include La Phu woollen weaving village (in Hoai Duc District) with VND810 billion, Y La weaving and dyeing hamlet (in Duong Noi ward, Ha Dong District) with VND416 billion, Bat Trang pottery village (in Gia Lam District) with VND350 billion, Chang Son car- pentry village (in Thach That District) with VND282 billion, Van Diem carpentry village (in Thuong Tin village) with VND240 billion, Truong Yen bamboo and rattan weaving village (in Chuong My District) with VND75.6 billion, etc.
The crafts in the villages mentioned above have provided jobs with the annual average income of nearly VND30 million for 739,630 people.