(HBO) - On September 18 afternoon, the Hoa Binh provincial People's Committee held a meeting on preparations for the organisation of the 2023 mountainous market fair in Hoa Binh province, under the chair of Vice Chairman Nguyen Van Chuong.
Delegates attending the conference.
The market fair is scheduled to take place from October 3-7 at Mai Chau district stadium with the theme "Market fair - the beauty of the mountainous region”.
The provincial-level market will comprise 10 areas, including a stage; a space for booths introducing OCOP (one commune one product) agricultural products and typical commodities of the province; another of the Centre for Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion introducing local potential and strengths, booths of Tan Lac, Cao Phong, Lac Son and Mai Chau districts; a culinary area; rural market; an outdoor playing space; and a commercial booth area and a number of other auxiliary areas.
At the market fair, there will be handicraft demonstration activities, cultural exchanges, traditional folk games, and art performances.
Delegates discussed and agreed on the communication work, the number of booths, and the work to ensure security and order, fire prevention and fighting, environmental sanitation, and food safety.
Chuong, who is head of the event’s organising board, asked the provincial Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Centre to coordinate closely with departments and sectors to well prepare for the event, and pay special attention to the ethnic cultural identity in cultural and artistic performances, folk games, craft demonstrations at the market. The organising board will conduct an inspection of the organisation before the opening of the market fair.
The One Commune One Product (OCOP) programme has helped encourage active labour among farmers, increasing production and creating high-quality products. In response to the programme, farmers in Phu Cuong commune, Tan Lac district, are working on their local sweet potato branding and forming a concentrated production area for better income and economic development.
Measures have been taken in Hung Thi commune, Lac Thuy district to eliminate hunger, reduce poverty and increase the income of residents. Currently, the commune has an average income of 51.1 million VND ($2,120 USD) per capita per year and its poverty rate is just 18%.
A delegation from Sao Do (Red Star) Entrepreneurs’ Club led by its President Nguyen Canh Hong has visited Hoa Binh to explore investment opportunities in the province.
Over the years, businesses located in local industrial parks (IP) have operated stably, completing and exceeding their plan and enjoying growth in revenue, export revenue and State budget payment, while contributing to creating jobs for local labourers.
In the cause of sustainable poverty reduction, the State’s supporting policies are considered a powerful lever to help poor and near-poor households escape poverty in Hoa Binh province. Over the past years, the Party committee and authorities of Tan My commune (Lac Son district) have always paid attention to and focused on implementing sustainable poverty reduction. Their efforts have produced positive results.