Hoai Duc district (Hanoi City) has implemented the One Commune One Product (OCOP) Program to promote rural economic and employment diversification, enhance income generation, improve living standards, and effectively meet the national criteria for “economics and production organization” in the new rural development model, which aims to accelerate urbanization in communes.
Mr. Nguyen Trung Thuan, Vice Chairman of Hoai Duc People’s Committee, said: The OCOP Program has established a fair and competitive environment for producers and highlighted the potential values of craft villages and local specialties. This program has delivered many quality products to consumers and contributed significantly to the National Target Program on New Rural Development. In three years (2019-2021), the district has 68 OCOP-certified products (7 three-star products, 60 four-star products and 1 five-star potential product), of which 62 OCOP products (accounting for 91.2%) are food and six products (accounting for 8.8%) are souvenirs, furniture and decorations. 25 producers have obtained OCOP certification, of which 16% are cooperatives, 28% are small and medium businesses, and 56% are registered production households.
However, to achieve the economic development goals, the district will continue to enhance the OCOP Program by improving the quality and quantity of OCOP products. In the first phase, Hoai Duc has evaluated and categorized 17 OCOP products, including six potential four-star products and 11 potential three-star products. In the second phase, the district will assess and rank 10 more products and submit them to the city council for approval. So far, the district has had 95 OCOP products produced by 36 companies, cooperatives and households in 14 out of 20 communes and towns. “Last year, the opening of the third OCOP showroom (by Minh Duong Food Joint Stock Company in Di Trach Industrial Complex, Di Trach Commune) has showcased many local products (such as processed foods, fruits and vegetables), increased trade promotion and raised awareness of local quality products,” he added.
By Dinh Bao, Vietnam Business Forum