The People’s Committee of central Thừa Thiên- Huế province has decided to invest 9 billion VND to restore and develop its traditional trade villages between 2014 and 2015.
Apart from creating jobs and improving labourers’ income for the local people, traditional trade villages help preserve Huế cultural identity and contribute to boost provincial tourism industry.
In the next two years, the province will focus on enhancing production capacity of trade villages and small scale industries, improving product designs and creating new products to meet market demand.
The province will also offer management and business skills courses for of production establishments and enterprises.
Besides this, the province will promote marketing and plan to create 1500 new jobs in rural areas.
In 2013, the Centre for Industrial Encouragement and Trade Promotion under the provincial Department of Industry and Trade has carried out 31 projects to foster industrial development in the locality, thus bringing jobs to about 2,500 labourers.
Many incentives have been offered to enterprises and production units to help them expand production and business.
Thừa Thiên- Huế has over 200 traditional trade villages including 88 handicraft villages.