Nguyễn Văn Sửu (third from right), vice chairman of the Hà Nội People's Committee, visits a booth on the sidelines of the conference displaying clean agricultural products. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Anh
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội will continue to strengthen the supply chain for safe vegetables and meat for the capital city.
The announcement was made by Nguyễn Văn Sửu, vice chairman of the city’s People’s Committee, at a conference held in Hà Nội on Thursday to evaluate the city’s programme to develop supply chains, quality management and food safety in the first six months of 2019.
Some 727 safe food supply chains have been created between Hà Nội and 21 other localities this year, an increase of 184 chains compared to 2018, Sửu said.
More than 40 product brands have been protected such as chicken from Ba Vì, Sóc Sơn and Sơn Tây districts and longan from Quốc Oai District.
The city has also supported trade promotion, production connection and consumption among Hà Nội and other provinces.
It also created an electronic system to track the origins of agricultural products and granted management account codes to 2,077 establishments that produce and trade food and safe agricultural products in the city.
Some shortcomings still exist, including difficulties in production, consumption, forecasting, market information, food traceability and QR code standards.
Tạ Văn Tường, deputy director of the Hà Nội Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that in the remainder of 2019, Hà Nội will continue to co-ordinate with industries to implement the electronic system to manage and track the origins of agricultural products.
The city will also strengthen the management of wholesale markets, where most agricultural products from other provinces are sold.
Nguyễn Quốc Toản, director of the Agricultural Products Processing and Development of Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that in the context of international integration and the signing of free trade agreements, it is necessary to step up processing to meet market standards.
"The city will continue co-operating with the agriculture ministry to bring e-commerce market into operation soon," the city’s vice chairman Sửu said. — VNS