HCM City (VNA) – A “One Commune – One Product” global network (iOCOP)
made debut in Ho Chi Minh City on April 17 within the framework of the
International OCOP Connectivity Forum.
The network, initiated
by Vietnam, includes 15 members, namely Laos, Kenya, Australia, Japan,
Columbia, Thailand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Senegal, Mexico, Chile,
Madagascar, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Deputy Prime Minister
Vuong Dinh Hue stated that the OCOP movement has developed in different
countries over the past 40 years, but there is no organisation or network
linking cooperation in this field.
member countries take turn to organise iOCOP connectivity forum and
international fair to share experience and promote iOCOP products in a larger
scale, he added.
Le Ba Ngoc, deputy
chairman of the Vietnam Handicraft Exporters Association, said that the network
looks to connect nations, organisations and individuals over the globe to
effectively carry out the OCOP movement, thus contributing to sustainable
development in rural areas.
The iOCOP network will
help localities achieve sustainable economic growth through the improvement of
value chains of their typical products, and use their resources to develop
products that can be competitive in both domestic and foreign markets.
It will also help
improve the capacity of State management officials and partners participating
in iOCOP value chains, and organise market development and promotion programmes
and fairs at the national and international levels, Ngoc stated.-VNA