Over 10 million laborers work in craft villages
This information was revealed in a seminar discussing the reality and solutions to develop Vietnamese craft villages during the period of international integration, co-organised by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Vietnamese Craft Villages Association, in Hanoi on April 20th.
Photo for illustration. (Source: laodong.com.vn)
According to the Vietnamese Craft Villages Association, until 2014, the country had 5,096 craft villages, of which 1,800 were recognised by the Government. The craft villages attracted more than 10 million workers. Their average income often is two-three times higher than that of workers in the agricultural sector.
However, the quality of products is low, the market is slow to expand and the specific demand of customers has not been paid much attention. For the local market, the craft villages have not approached other regions while advertising and marketing for the foreign market is weak and the value chain is not well established. Science and technology have not been applied in the craft villages./.
( Compiled by VNF )