OCOP Fair launched in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City
This morning, the Departments of Industry and Trade of Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, in collaboration with MM Mega Market Vietnam (MM), simultaneously held the opening ceremony of “OCOP Fair – Vietnamese Specialties Development and Integration” (OCOP Fair) in the three cities.
The OCOP Fair takes place in the three largest cities from November 10-13 and gathers approximately 150 stalls to display and sell OCOP products, which are produced by local enterprises and cooperatives in Vietnam. The products featured in this year's OCOP Fair are in categories such as agricultural, forestry and fishery products, craft village products, typical commercial products, safe and organic food, and quality consumer goods, satisfying all the demands of consumers when visiting and shopping here.
This is the second year that MM has cooperated with the Departments of Industry and Trade to promote the consumption of OCOP (One Commune - One Product) and unique agricultural products across the country, while connecting OCOP manufacturers and suppliers with MM’s global distribution channels.
In Hanoi, the OCOP Fair is held at MM Mega Market Thang Long, attracting about 70 stalls from provinces, such as Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Son La, Phu Yen, Cao Bang, Lai Chau, Hung Yen, etc. and districts in Hanoi. At MM Mega Market Da Nang, there are up to 30 booths displaying and introducing OCOP products; typical rural industry of enterprises, cooperatives, production and business establishments in Da Nang city and several provinces and cities in the Central - Central Highlands region. Meanwhile in Ho Chi Minh City, the OCOP Fair is held at MM Mega Market An Phu, with the participation of 40 booths displaying and selling OCOP products of the southern provinces.
At the opening ceremony, Bruno Jousselin, Managing Director of MM Mega Market Vietnam, said: “Since signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Industry and Trade in August 2019, MM Mega Market Vietnam has continuously cooperated with the Departments of Industry and Trade of the provinces and cities to implement many programs to execute the agreed contents, which further promotes the connection and consumption of Vietnamese goods in MM's distribution system, and guides Vietnamese manufacturers to enhance the quality of goods. Hence, we will be able to meet the standards and regulations of distributors in the context of economic integration. In addition, we are always looking for strategic cooperation opportunities with new suppliers, in order to bring a variety of products from many regions with high quality, ensure food safety to fulfill shopping demands of our customers. OCOP Fair 2022 is implemented under the direction of the Departments of Industry and Trade of Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, which is expected to open up more new partnerships, and many OCOP products, regional specialties will soon be available on MM stores in the near future. Further, we expect to export more high-quality OCOP products and regional specialties to the global markets”.
Within the framework of the opening event "OCOP Fair – Vietnamese Specialties Development and Integration", MM Mega Market Vietnam and the provincial Departments of Industry and Trade signed the MOUs to promote the production and consumption of OCOP products. Especially, at the event, MM Mega Market also made a cooperation agreement with 25 OCOP suppliers, to bring these products into the distribution channel of the MM distribution systems in the near future.
Additionally, in the opening event of the Ho Chi Minh City’s “OCOP Fair – Vietnamese Specialties Development and Integration”, the Department of Industry and Trade and MM Mega Market Vietnam have launched the program "Say no to the use of plastic bags and single-use plastic products”. This ultimate action plan contributes to the goal of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade. Specifically, by the end of 2022, 100 percent supermarkets and trade centers will replace disposable plastic bags by eco-friendly packaging. This aims to decrease the consumption of single-use plastic products by 65 percent in 2023.