In July, the Hanoi People's Committee issued an action plan for the One Commune One Product (OCOP) Program in 2019-2020. The budget for the plan is VND265 billion (US$11.5 million).
Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee, said, although the program was launched later than other provinces and cities, Hanoi strives to develop, upgrade, perfect and rate 800-1,000 OCOP-standardized products. Of the sum, at least 500 products are assessed and rated at the city level and 100 products at the national level. The capital city will apply the handicraft - tourism village model in Van Phuc (Ha Dong district) and Bat Trang (Gia Lam district). Hanoi will also upgrade the website (hn.check.net.vn) for traceability of the city's foodstuffs, agricultural products, forest products and aquatic products, the website (nongthonmoihanoi.gov.vn) for State management and OCOP supply-demand connection.
In the near term, the Hanoi OCOP Program focuses on foods, drinks, herbs, fabrics, apparels, souvenirs - furniture - decorations, and rural tourism services. The city also established a Steering Committee for One Commune One Product (OCOP) Program so as to apply consistent solutions such as voting, assessing and recognizing OCOP products at the “3-star” level (for the domestic market), the “4-star” and “5 star” levels (highly competitive, for export) by 2020. Then, the city will support building traceability systems for agricultural products; organize trade connection; and train officials and people participating in the program. The program will support and guide organizations to invest in advanced machinery and equipment for production, design and register trademarks, access capital, hire consultants and affiliate product consumption.