HCM CITY — Quang Tri Province People's Committee has allocated VND10.8 billion (US$519,230) to several local businesses to stockpile goods during and after Tet (Lunar New Year) in an aim to ensure stable prices and ample supply for consumer goods.
Local businesses have so far spent total VND30 billion ($1.4 million) preparing goods for Tet.
The Quang Tri Trading Company has organised sale trips to remote areas and suburban districts to offer high quality, reasonably priced goods for Tet.
Ccompany director Ho Xuan Hieu said it had planned reserves to cope with consumer demand, and had stocked a variety of goods at good quality and design as well as reasonable prices.
Co.op Mart said the key items for Tet such as mut (preserved fruit), soft drink, glutinous rice, lean pork paste and vegetable pickles were well stocked.
The supermarket planned to make payments in advance with gardeners and co-operatives to ensure an adequate supply of vegetables, fruits and fresh food.
It would organise mobile sale trips to the districts of Cam Lo, Gio Linh, Trieu Phong and Hai Lang and Quang Tri Town.
Quang Tri Province has set up an interdisciplinary inspection team for checking price registration and listed prices for goods.
The provincial Department of Industry and Trade in collaboration with relevant agencies will strengthen market supervision to ensure food safety and hygiene and to discover fake or low-quality goods.
It will also conduct inspections of market traders who supply essential goods in an aim to prevent speculation. The latter could lead to increased prices and shortage of goods.
Department director Ho Dai Nam said the department would continue to encourage and call on local businesses to participate in the price-stabilisation programme to respond to the "Vietnamese priotitise to use Vietnamese products" campaign.
He said local businesses should organise more mobile sale trips to suburban and mountainous districts during the Tet holiday. — VNS