|Hải Phòng is strengthening control of drivers of trucks carrying goods coming to and from Hải Phòng Port to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Photo tapchitaichinh.vn|
HÀ NỘI - The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) on Monday requested Hải Phòng City People's Committee to ensure smooth goods transport of trading enterprises and logistics services coming to and from the city while implementing the COVID-19 pandemic prevention activities.
The ministry said during the Prime Minister's Directive 16/CT-TTg on preventing and controlling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Hải Phòng City has been given urgent tasks, especially strengthening control of drivers of trucks coming to and from Hải Phòng City.
However, the measures have caused difficulties for manufacturing, import-export and logistics enterprises in transporting goods to and from the Hải Phòng Port, the largest port in the North of Việt Nam.
According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Hải Phòng is a centrally-run city in a strategic location of the Northern key economic region, converging favourable factors for industrial production, trading and logistics.
The ministry has requested Hải Phòng authority to create good conditions for transport goods as well as goods for production during the pandemic, aiming to boost exports and hit economic growth targets.
The ministry has also asked Hải Phòng to review taxes and fees as well as reducing transport costs, including toll, parking fees and infrastructure fees. That is considered as an efficient support for the enterprises during the pandemic period.
The ministry has proposed Hải Phòng raises any problems they face in implementing disease prevention that have affected trade.
At present, the ministry and other ministries and sectors have carried out measures to ease problems. This would help enterprises maintain their production and prepare all resource for resuming production growth after the pandemic.
At the same time, the ministry has been managing import and export activities in combination with the domestic market to ensure a stable supply for exports and domestic goods consumption. - VNS