Hanoi strengthens cooperation in manufacturing wood, bamboo and rattan products (22:23 30/09/2020)

HNP - Hanoi’s Department of Industry and Trade and Chuong My district People’s Committee held an event on September 29, promoting network of sustainable production and consumption of bamboo, rattan, wood and wooden products in Hanoi in 2020. 

At the event, the organizer aims to exhibit and introduce products made from wood, bamboo and rattan capable of meeting demand from international traders, as well as promoting cooperation in producing and trading of such items.
The exhibition space also promote major agricultural products from Chuong My district, including those rated in the one commune one product (OCOP) program of Hanoi People’s Committee, such as organic rice, vegetables, chicken egg, among others from cooperatives and companies operating in Chuong My district. 
At the opening ceremony, Vice Director of Hanoi’s Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Thanh Hai said the Covid-19 pandemic has restricted movement of goods across countries, in turn causing negative impacts on handicraft products. 
As tourism is among sectors directly hit by the pandemic, revenues from craft products have also significantly declined, which is forecast to fall by 70 - 80% year-on-year. 
Meanwhile, the pandemic has also disrupted production chain of craft products, along with growing number of orders for exports being canceled. 
Many enterprises were forced to scale down operation and lay off employees. Therefore, the Department fully supports Chuong My district in organizing such event and promoting sustainable production and consumption of handicraft products. 
The program is expected to stimulate production and domestic consumption, in turn helping ensure social security in rural areas, said Hai. 
The Department’s Vice Director also called for enterprises and customers to be responsible in using products made from natural resources.

By Ngoc Lam

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