09:56 | 10/01/2018 Trade
Hanoi needs to closely coordinate with neighbouring provinces to ensure goods supply, stable prices and diverse goods for the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday in both the capital city and nearby areas, said an official of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
|Consumer shop at a supermarket - Photo: VNA|
At a meeting on Tet goods supply and demand on January 8, Deputy Minister Do Thang Hai said Hanoi should also step up examining goods origin and quality.
The municipal Department of Industry and Trade said the total value of goods prepared for Tet, which falls in mid-February this year, in Hanoi is estimated at 26 trillion VND (1.14 billion USD), up 10 percent from the plan for Tet in 2017.
The city has prepared about 193,600 tonnes of rice, 50,000 tonnes of pork, 14,000 tonnes of chicken, 13,800 tonnes of beef, and 200 million poultry eggs to serve local consumers during the biggest traditional festival.
Deputy Director of the municipal department Tran Thi Phuong Lan said from now to the Tet holiday, favourable conditions will be created for businesses to sell Tet goods at spring fairs and open promotion programmes. About 150 trips will be organised for companies to sell Tet goods in rural areas and industrial and export processing zones.
Meanwhile, more stores offering goods at stable prices will be opened to serve rising demand ahead of the holiday.
She added her department will also work with the departments of agriculture, health and public security to enhance inspecting food safety at food production and trading establishments.
General Director of the Hanoi Trade Corporation (Hapro) Vu Thanh Son said his firm has prepared over 1 trillion VND (43.9 million USD) worth of goods for Tet. Its stores will remain open until the Lunar New Year’s Eve, and some around Hoan Kiem Lake will be ready to serve consumers throughout the holiday.