Traditional craft village development program towards 2030 approved
VGP - Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a Decision approving the Viet Nam traditional craft village preservation and development program for the 2021-2030 period.
The program aims to protect and uphold the values and characteristics of Viet Nam's traditional craft villages, promote production and increase competitiveness and added value for craft village products.
It targets to create more jobs and increase incomes for locals, making contribution to enhancing sustainable rural socio-economic development.
During 2021-2030, production value of craft villages is expected to expand 10 percent on average per year.
The export value of handicrafts made in craft villages is projected to reach US$6 billion while all of the household business establishments in the craft villages meet requirements on environmental protection.
The Government planned to develop 301 traditional craft villages linked to tourism by 2030.
A report from the Viet Nam Traditional Craft Village Association shows that there are more than 5,400 craft villages across the country.
The number of households and business establishments in rural areas increased annually between 8.8 percent and 9.8 percent. The production value of craft villages grow about 15 percent on average per year.
The handicraft industry alone has attracted about 1.5 million workers, generating annual export value of about US$1.7 billion.