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Hanoi consumers enjoy shopping at outskirts’ OCOP showrooms
Khanh Khanh 17:32, 2022/12/06
Hanoi has brought the total number of OCOP showrooms citywide to 66 as of December 3.

Consumers in Hanoi can purchase various products rated three stars or higher by the One Commune One Product (OCOP) program in two suburban districts of Phu Xuyen and Soc Son.

 The latest OCOP showroom in Phu Xuyen District. Photos: Hoai Nam/The Hanoi Times

In Phu Xuyen District, an OCOP retail store displays nine OCOP items with a four-star rating of Phu Loi fine art facility, Thanh Son Village, Son Ha Commune. 

It is expected to be a destination in Phu Xuyen, promoting high-quality traditional handicrafts. 

This is the second OCOP store, jointly launched by the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade and the Phu Xuyen District’s People’s Committee in 2022, bringing the total number of OCOP showrooms to five. 

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the district’s store on December 3, Le Tien Xuan, Head of the Economic Division of Phu Xuyen District, said the locality is known as the “land of hundred trades”, in which the city’s authorities recognize 43 traditional craft villages.  

In addition, the district has developed many production areas specializing in production and farming with safe, quality, and branded products, including Khai Thai Commune’s water celery, Hong Thai Commune’s asparagus, Bach Ha Commune’s pomelo, and others, he told The Hanoi Times. 

The district also supported the development of 135 OCOP products of 38 enterprises, cooperatives, and households producing furniture, footwear, and apparel. 

In Soc Son District, another OCOP showroom, operated by Bac Son Agriculture and Forestry Cooperative in Bac Son Commune, is now open to local consumers. 

 Local consumers are shopping at an OCOP store in Soc Son District.

Of the many three-to-four-star OCOP products displayed at the store, there are Thanh Xuan organic vegetables, Trung Gia organic vegetables, KMS Minh Phu Company’s hi-tech mushrooms, Minh Tri’s asparagus and melons, Hai Yen 20 green rice cakes, Nam Son pink pepper bananas, Phu Cuong clean pomelos, Nam Son papaya, Red Heart handicraft products, Bac Son safe tea, and Tam Ngoc herbal tea.

Hoang Thi Ha, Head of the Economic Division of Soc Son District, said the city People's Committee recognizes 76 OCOP products. In 2022, the district has appraised and submitted to the city for recognition another 21 items with three- to four-star ratings, bringing the total number to 97.

By the end of 2022, the District People's Committee plans to open eight OCOP retail stores in the area.

To continue to expand the OCOP distribution network, Ha called on the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade to continue to support the district in opening more OCOP stores. 

"The department will also be the focal point for connecting OCOP and the district's potential products with supermarkets, convenience store chains, and shopping malls in the area," he added.

Leaders of communes in Soc Son District need to create conditions for developing quality products, she told The Hanoi Times.

Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen The Hiep asked the leaders of the districts to encourage local businesses and producers to join the OCOP distribution network.

Hanoi has brought the total number of OCOP showrooms to 66 as of December 3.

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