My An broom trade village contributes to tourism development in Thanh Phu district
Contributing to increase income for local people, economic restructuring and promoting new rural construction, making the socio-economic appearance of My An commune (Thanh Phu) become more and more clear, Exploiting and developing tourism economy in the district is what the trade village of My An broomstick brings.
Joy in the village of brooms
From Ben Tre city down the highway 60, passing Ham Luong bridge, going straight over 60 km, visitors will come to My An commune - Thanh Phu district, an islet commune with intertwined river and water terrain. from the former communes of My Hung and An Thanh. Here, there is a village of brooms still preserved and developed by people until today.
Here, visitors will see firsthand the artisans, the skilled craftsmen, quickly making the brooms are bunched evenly, very tight and beautiful. The profession of brooms is scattered in hamlets in the commune but the most concentrated is in An Hoa hamlet - the first starting point in the village. At first, only a few households worked in small forms, mainly serving local consumption needs. In 2006, the profession of broom sticking in An Hoa hamlet began to develop strongly and became a place to supply products for domestic and foreign markets and especially recently, exported to Cambodia and Laos.
In 2011, the craft village of An Hoa-My An hamlet was recognized as the 18th handicraft village of Ben Tre province, opening a new direction for the development of handicraft village products, improving people is income. local people. In 2012, My An village was recognized as a typical rural industrial product of the province. These are favorable conditions for the development of My An broomstick village to bring its products further.
Traditional handicraft products in My An village of brooms (Photo: Collectibles)
Currently, My An village has more than 200 households participating in the broom-making profession and more than 30 large-scale production establishments. Every year, the American village of brooms is exporting more than 1 million products of all kinds to the market inside and outside the province. In order to have enough raw material for coconut leaves to serve production, in addition to the available local materials, the production facilities here also purchase raw materials from other places such as: Mo Cay, Ba Tri, Chau Thanh, Tien Giang, ... My An broom making village has just created jobs for idle workers in the locality for nearly 500 local workers, revenue from 22-25 billion VND, In 2013, trade villages sold over 8.5 million products of all kinds, creating jobs for more than 618 employees, of which regular workers are 493 and seasonal workers are 125 people. Each labor broom average about 2 million / month.
About the village of My An broomstick, from the beginning of the village to the end of the village, there are images of brooms, many households from adults to children know brooms, and in some production facilities more crowded, the working atmosphere is always bustling and bustling with laughter. This is an opportunity for localities to invest in sustainable development of this traditional occupation.
Many conditions for tourism development
My An with the advantage of charming rivers and gentle people. Thanh Phu district is promoting tourism development, attracting tourists to Thanh Phu beach district. Many important historical and cultural relics such as the relic site of the 516 battalion, in Dai Dien, the ancient house of Huynh Phu (Huong Liem) are recognized as national architectural art relics and monuments. Ho Chi Minh Road on the sea has been recognized by the People is Committee of Ben Tre Province as a local tourist area, in which the highlight is alcoholic tourism (Thanh Phong) which is increasingly attracting tourists. In addition, Thanh Phu also has many traditional handicraft villages such as Hoa Loi lu casting craft village, conical hats in My Hung, Giong Luong coconut cakes, a specialty of the native land of coconut, ... contributing to the tourism development. Thanh Phu is diversifying tourism products,
In the current conditions of tourism development in Ben Tre, the type of village tourism is gradually confirming the new development as an inevitable trend. Therefore, My An village of craft brooms, if exploiting these conditions well, will develop their craft villages by exporting products to the market and attracting tourists to visit and create. adding a stable source of income from tourism, visitors to craft villages have just experienced products in villages, watching artists performing, buying products at the village and products where the village will be exposed. Advancing, promoting through travel programs.