Bui Hong Luyen, Chairman of the People's Committee of Phu Tuc Commune, Phu Xuyen district, which is famous for grass weaving production, said upon being informed that they can resume production, a bustling atmosphere has been restored in the commune. Many orders are being completed.

Phu Tuc grass weaving village in Phu Xuyen District (Photo: vov.vn)

Nguyen Huy Khiem, Director of the Phuc Loc Wooden House company in Chang Son Carpentry village, Thach That district, said 80 percent of its employees have returned to work.  Most production facilities in the locality are operating at least at 40 percent of their capacity, he said,  adding that they all followed the requirement on pandemic prevention and control.

In recent years, craft villages have made a significant contribution to the local economic structure. Their revenue, production, and export value have increased over the years.

There are about 100 craft villages with a turnover of 10-20 billion VND per village per year, nearly 70 villages with 20-50 billion VND per year, and about 20 with over 50 billion VND per year, contributing significantly to the local budget.

The stagnant production during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, seriously affected revenue, budget contributions and employments for employees. Therefore, when the city eases the restrictions, the villagers are very excited and focus on their production.

However, craft villages are facing many difficulties such as limited income and obstacles in investing in reproduction. For craft villages that sell their products mainly on the domestic market, it was impossible to make a breakthrough in consumption during this period.

Vu Quoc Thuong, Chairman of the People's Committee of Chuyen My commune, Phu Xuyen district, said a lack of new orders was the main reason behind the fact that many production establishments in the locality have yet to restore operation, adding that the production at craft villages wouldn’t be resumed soon.

Besides, many households are operating on a small scale and haven’t completed business registration or tax registration.

Although many households had to stop working during the social distancing period, it was difficult for them to receive support under the Government's resolution. Thus, representatives of facilities in craft villages want to access preferential loans so that they can gradually restore production.

Source: VNA