The industry and trade sector will ensure enough essential consumer goods to meet shopping needs and promote market surveillance to prevent goods smuggling ahead of the Tết holiday, an official has said.
Following the success of past price stabilisation programmes for essential products, HCM City has started its latest one.
Ninety companies have signed up for HCM City’s price stabilisation programmes this year and the 2019 Lunar New Year, two more than last year, according to the city Department of Industry and Trade.
A campaign aimed at getting locals to buy locally produced goods has yielded positive results.
Saigon Co.op said its retail stores served three times the normal number of shoppers during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday.
Authorities would crack down on unsafe food and corrupt officials who collude with fraudulent businesses, standing deputy chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, Trần Vĩnh Tuyến, has promised.