Traditional craft villages in Hung Yen province are undergoing strong changes to catch up with economic integration trends, thus significantly helping raise people’s incomes and effectively spread the New Rural Development movement.
Hung Yen province is home to 55 certified craft villages. Currently, the average monthly income of a worker in traditional handicraft villages is VND4-5 million. High-income villages include Trai Trang food and food processing village in Yen My Town and Long Thuong bronze casting village in Dai Dong commune in Van Lam district.
The province has, however, faced certain difficulty in developing trade villages. The investment, improvement and application of science and technology to production is quite difficult. In some villages, transport infrastructure systems, power grid, water supply and drainage systems and production spaces are still poor and unsynchronized. Many products are unregistered, resulting in low competitiveness. Workers in trade villages are largely untrained and the adoption of new technology, production discipline and career perception are limited.
Mr. Le Van Thang, Director of the Rural Development Division under the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said, in the coming time, cottage industry villages should focus on upgrading technical infrastructure systems, especially transport, electricity, water supply and sewage systems; and boosting innovation, replacing obsolete equipment and outdated technology to enhance production capacity and product quality. Workers in craft villages should be trained, either by employers or by vocational schools.
Source: Vietnam Business Forum