|Commodities that are great demand during the Tet holiday will be inspected thoroughly and regularly. — Photo doisongphapluat.com
HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung ordered government agencies and local authorities to start preparations to ensure social order and security, regulate commodity prices and maintain food safety during Tet.
The country's most celebrated traditional New Year Tet holiday will take place in early February next year.
The ministries of industry and trade and agriculture and rural development have been ordered to observe and regulate the market supply and demand for commodities, especially essential goods, before and during the holidays.
They have been told to maintain a stable supply and facilitate the distribution of goods across the country to cover even isolated mountainous areas and islands.
The trade industry will encourage and support businesses to participate in the country's price stabilisation programme, which aims to deliver basic and essential items to people at affordable prices.
Market watch forces have been ordered to carry out rigorous inspections and co-operate with the police in the country's fight against smuggled and fake goods. As in previous years, food safety during the traditional holidays will remain a top concern for government agencies. — VNS