Hau Giang: Development of water hyacinth handicraft


After 10 years of separation provinces of Hau Giang has developed 21 cooperatives and Beaded knitting, which is the basis of most of handicraft production, using raw materials from water hyacinth.
 Through the organization of more than 100 training classes, this province has jobs for thousands of workers idle in rural areas. Income of workers in the last 2 years has increased, reaching 2-3 million / month. Handicraft production has contributed greatly to the eradication of poverty for thousands of landless families in rural manufacturing.

Basket weaving water hyacinth first appeared in a rural commune, The Victory, Vi Thuy district, Hau Giang province. Initially only a few women working as far developed as a cooperative, with a workforce of about 200 people. One of the first fine art handicraft from water hyacinth stand out boldly established cooperative Thanh Tu, which is Le Thi Ngoc Thu - the head of the young innovative products to form whereby sisters do. Do not just worry about the management, production computing, business, Thu sisters also work directly with many products. Farmers engaged in handicrafts here is peace of mind, because material is dried water hyacinth, was cooperative and fully supply its products are consumed units under contract, with benefits for both parties. This is easy to do job without capital, gentle, spare time is right can do.

Hyacinth weaving baskets initial low-income, due to less skilled and proficient local materials are not many. Moreover, due to lack of capital to purchase raw material reserves and output and consumption are new, so the price is not high. In recent years, cooperative gradually overcome difficulties and strive for self-reliance, improve business efficiency, effective for groups and families of rural workers.
Ms. Mai Thi Kim Loan, The Thang commune, Vi Thuy, Hau Giang said: Occupation hyacinth easy to make, easy to do. First few years, income is only a few hundred thousand / month. Now as much income per month 2.5 million to 3 million / month, which they do not have to worry about social capital ... The win thanks to the cooperative, with villages, this family lives comfortably.

According to Le Thi Ngoc Thu Tu Cooperative Chairman, it aims to continue to open more vocational training for farmers, create more new models, extra plastic wire products, wire rush ... and also highlighting Department of Trade and Industry conference vocational support more than 300 employees and 200 million loan.

In recent years, the cooperative handicrafts in Hau Giang has basically been actively producing materials throughout the year, under the direction of commodity production. Output product consumption is also better resolved. The desire of the cooperative is now supported vocational training, loans with preferential interest rates, to develop and expand production scale.

Mr. Pham Van An, Head of Department of Industrial Management, Hau Giang Department of Industry and Trade said Industry and Commerce has actively supported vocational training issues, trade promotion for the conditional basis of the development of production . In addition to supporting skilled branches of Industry and Commerce is also proposed province more about technical assistance, machinery, equipment and funding to make high quality products, creating a stable output for institutions and cooperatives .

Resolved to support the work of training, equipment and technical resources, Hau Giang province will create favorable conditions for the cooperative development of handicrafts expanded towards the production of goods, effective and sustainable. Thereby, the province will work out well for job creation, income generation and poverty alleviation in rural areas. /.

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