Bat Trang urged to focus on developing OCOP products in association with craft village tourism (22:16 16/09/2020)
Hang inspected four establishments producing, displaying and introducing ceramic items, owned by artisans Vuong Cuong, To Thanh Son, Duc Tan and Pham Dat.
Talking with local leaders and artisans, the Party official expressed her delight at Bat Trang’s remarkable development in recent years.
There are more than 1,000 households who produce and trade ceramic wares in Bat Trang Commune, creating jobs for over 11,000 local laborers.
Hang highly appreciated innovations in production technology and products’ designs, which meet customers’ demand and market trends. Bat Trang has become the largest ceramic center of Vietnam, she affirmed.
However, Bat Trang has six One Commune - One Product (OCOP) products currently, Hang said, noting that it is still not commensurate with the commune’s potential.
She asked local authorities and pottery makers to keep an eye on realizing the OCOP program, contributing to fulfilling the city’s target of having around 1,000 OCOP products by the end of the year.
According to her, the recognition of OCOP products will help Bat Trang introduce its brand name more widely as well as protect the artisan copyrights.
Hang also praised Bat Trang for its attempt in completing the new style rural area building toward exemplary new-style rural commune.
She suggested that the locality should pay special attention to planning work during the development process while preserving the cultural values of the traditional craft village.
Hang believed that Bat Trang’s products will be exported to popular foreign markets.