16:25 | 26/01/2016 Economy- Society
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered all ministries, ministry-level agencies, Government bodies and provincial People’s Committees to hasten preparations for the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, which will occur in the next fortnight.
Consumers and retailers make preparations for Tet
The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance were asked to ensure the supply of goods and price stability, particularly in rural, mountainous and insular areas. In addition, the ministries have been required to strengthen the fight against smuggling, trade fraud, counterfeit and low-quality goods, explosives, firecrackers and weapons.
The Ministry of Public Security must crack down on crime and prevent any terrorist schemes to safeguard national security, social order and safety during Tet. Stringent punishments will be imposed on traffic violations, as well as on firecracker production, trade and transport.
The PM requested the Ministry of Transport to create optimal conditions to ensure the transport and delivery of goods in order to meet public demand, which will surge before and after the holiday, as well as to promptly deal with traffic congestion on key roads and in big cities.
The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development were ordered to control food hygiene and safety at food processing facilities, retail outlets and markets, and to seriously punish violators.
The Cabinet leader also urged the Ministry of Health to have personnel and equipment ready for Tet.
Additionally, provinces and centrally run cities nationwide were asked to ensure a joyous holiday for all residents by visiting and sending Tet gifts to low-income families, people who have rendered service to the nation, the disadvantaged and other social policy beneficiaries./.