Ha Noi grands certificate to 275 products qualified for OCOP standards


VGP - The capital city of Ha Noi has granted certification to 275 products which qualify for the standards of the One Commune-One Product (OCOP) programme, raising the total number of such products here to 301.

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Director of the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Chu Phu My said the OCOP program has created a fair platform for healthy competition among producers and for craft villages to bring into play their potential values.

In addition, it has also created stable jobs and helped raise laborers’ income, thus practically contributing to the implementation of the national target program for new-style rural area building. OCOP producers have also gained chances to improve their knowledge of business laws and have open dialogue with partners and State agencies, he noted.

According to the local coordinating office for new-style rural building, Ha Noi classified 301 products last year, including six rated five stars, 207 four-star products and 88 three-star products. The city also stepped up promoting OCOP products, thus helping to improve consumers’ recognition of and trust in local goods.

Previously, the city recognized 26 OCOP products at the end of last year, bringing the total number of certified products to 301.

Ha Noi has 1,350 craft villages, accounting for the largest number of craft villages nationwide.

Of these, 309 trade villages and traditional villages have been recognized by the municipal people's committee, while many products have been exported to international markets.

Through the implementation of the OCOP program, the city found that the development of OCOP products still faces a number of difficulties.

In 2019, Ha Noi announced it would spend VND265 billion (US$11.4 million) on implementing the local OCOP program for the 2019 – 2020 period.

According to the plan, 100% of OCOP program managers at commune-, district, and municipal level public agencies as well as at organizations, businesses and cooperatives registering for the program will have to undergo training to improve their building capacity.

The capital city has set a goal of developing at least two eco-craft village models. It will look to improve the local origin tracing system for agro-forestry-fishery goods (https://hn.check.net.vn) and website serving State management and demand-supply connectivity related to Ha Noi’s OCOP products (http://nongthonmoihanoi.gov.vn/).

The event aims to honor producers, connect the trade of OCOP products into supermarkets and shops for buyers to identify and consume.

By Vien Nhu