09:04 | 20/08/2018 Trade
(VEN) - In addition to changing production and service methods, Ho Chi Minh City has also focused on improving infrastructure to develop trade in a modern and professional manner.
Changing production methods
Ho Chi Minh City is urging businesses to change their production methods in order to supply consumers with quality goods.
Nguyen Phuong Dong, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade, said the local industry and trade sector has required businesses to produce quality goods while ensuring their safety, hygiene and traceability.
Priority has been given to food and foodstuff. Nguyen Nguyen Phuong, head of Trade Management Department under the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade, said a program using information technology to control and trace the origin of poultry meat is being implemented. It will allow consumers to trace the origin of poultry meat from the hatching to final stages. Pork without clear origins is banned for sale at the Binh Dien and Hoc Mon wholesale markets, as well as other modern distribution systems in Ho Chi Minh City. In addition, the local industry and trade sector plans to expand the program in order to help consumers trace chicken, eggs, fruit and vegetables from the farm to final production and marketing stages.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade has also worked with Lam Dong Province on a preprocessing plan of agricultural products in accordance with the city’s requirements. In the long term, Ho Chi Minh City will order agricultural products from Lam Dong Province, then expand orders to other provinces in order to ensure adequate supplies.
According to Nguyen Nguyen Phuong, food and foodstuff consumed in the city will be clean if businesses change their production methods to meet consumer demand. To help consumers have good and clean products, the local industry and trade sector will ask modern distribution systems, traditional markets and three wholesale markets (Binh Dien, Hoc Mon and Thu Duc) to provide the standard items.
Ho Chi Minh City has also focused on improving infrastructure to develop trade in a modern and professional manner, with priority items of trade centers, contributing to meeting the development needs of the city.
In addition, Ho Chi Minh City plans to run a program on developing key industrial products. Nguyen Phuong Dong said the local industry and trade sector has to date received 42 documents from 28 businesses to vote on key industrial products. The selected products will be used for domestic consumption and exports.
To increase profits for the garment and textile sector, Ho Chi Minh City has agreed to build a fashion center in District 9’s Truong Thanh Ward on an area of 18ha.
According to Nguyen Phuong Dong, an investor has registered to build a fashion center in Ho Chi Minh City and is conducting field surveys and due diligence procedures. When the project is completed, the center will have a display area, fashion show areas, offices, design areas, and fashion design training areas.
In addition to building a professional chemical trading center in District 8, the local industry and trade sector will also expand the center to display support industry products of up to 120 firms. In addition, the sector will implement the construction of the commodity exchange to support export activities and organize training of human resources for the retail sector and logistics.