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Quang Tri develops craft villages

by VTV03 September 2015 Last updated at 12:00 PM

VTV.vn - Quang Tri Province’s rural district of Hai Lang mainly sees local people earning a living from agriculture. However in recent years, handicrafts have recently been developed in the villages in the district.

270 out of 450 families in Tra Loc Village make the traditional Vietnamese hat. They used to face many difficulties in finding outlets for their products. Thanks to the establishment of the craft village, handicraft workers in Tra Loc Village can make more profits and find their products distributed across the country.

Le Thi Thuy Hang, living in Tra Loc Village, Hai Lang District, Quang Tri Province, said: "Since our village has recognised as a craft village, the price of our products have increased. In the past, we sold conical hats for 1.50 USD. Now, they retail for 1.70 USD to 2 USD a product. Families in Kim Long craft village produce rice wine and have set a retail price for their products. Annual incomes have increased".

Due to improved product quality and better sales, craft villages have been able to improve their facilities and expand production.

Hai Lang District has 9 villages that have been recognised as craft villages and the local authorities are working to develop more sustainable craft villages in the coming time.  

Dang Ba Tranh, Head of Hai Lang District Economics & Infrastructure Department said: "We’re focusing on a new rural development plan. We’ll invest more in developing infrastructure and environmental treatment. We’re trying to encourage investment in expanding craft villages and improving product quality".

9 out of the 11 craft villages in Quang Tri Province are located in Hai Lang District. This concentration also provides an opportunity for Hai Lang District to create a cultural highlight for the region.

 

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