Handicraft villages apply technological development


VGP – The local authorities of Ha Noi have implemented practical activities to encourage businesses in handicraft villages to apply modern machines and raise competitiveness. 

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Thanks to effective incentives, a large number of producers and enterprises in trade villages in Ha Noi have transformed technologies; minimized manual work; boosted labor productivity; cut costs; and improved trade village environment. 

Especially, Kim Lan ceramics making  village (Gia Lam district) experienced remarkable changes with less smoke from burning coal to fuel the making of ceramics and coal discharge. 

In Van Ha commune (Dong Anh district), artists applied high-tech to produce automatic sculpture of wooden statues; reduce manpower; raise labor productivity; cut costs; and raise competitiveness. 

Encouraging trade villages to apply new technologies

According to a representative from the Ha Noi Department of Industry and Trade, so far, almost all rural industrial establishments are of small size and unable to use modern technological production equipment, thus having  uncompetitive products, and using intensive labour force. 

To support local producers and enterprises to raise competitiveness, the  authorities of Ha Noi have implemented practical activities including application of modern machines in production. 

Since 2009, the city supported over 100 rural industrial establishments to use machines and apply modern technology. 

Earlier, Chairman of the Ha Noi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said that by 2020, trade villages would account for about 8.5% of total value of industrial production and handicrafts; settlement of environmental pollution for 50 trade villages; upgrading infrastructure for 50 trade villages; and job generation for 1 million laborers. 

The city will implement a series of policies including encouragement of new technology, application of technical advances in trade villages, investment support, labor training, and site clearance expansion for handicraft businesses./. 

By Kim Loan