City to organize mobile shops for subsidized goods

Ho Chi Minh City plans to organize 700 mobile shops to sell subsidized goods within the City as well as in suburban districts, industrial parks and export processing zones during the coming Tet Lunar New Year holidays.

The file photo shows customers choosing eggs produced by egg and chicken producer Ba Huan  in a supermarket.

The HCMC Department of Industry and Trade said preparations for supply of goods for Tet Lunar New Year are going smoothly.

Enterprises participating in the program to provide a range of subsidized goods such as meat, eggs, processed food, cooking oil and sugar have been stockpiling to meet the demand during Tet.

The department said it is working with business associations in the City and People’s Committees in 24 districts to set up distribution networks and diversify products that will be available to consumers.

A large variety of goods will be supplied to meet the demand at a reasonable price.

The City will have more than 100 distribution stores including four supermarkets and 40 convenient shops and small retail units in residential quarters. District authorities have been asked to register the volume of goods and place for storing the items, so that the department can place orders for the various enterprises.

Enterprises that are participating in the program such as Vissan, Saigon Co.op, Satra, Ba Huan and Pham Ton have finished setting up their distribution networks. Until now, Saigon Co.op has developed 60 supermarket chains and 55 food stores, and Vissan has just announced the opening of its 100th store.

Saigon Co.op said it will organize at least 150 mobile supply trucks to distribute price subsidized goods to disadvantaged and distant communes. Customers will enjoy a discount of 5 percent for subsidized goods in the country, compared to supermarkets in the City.

By Th. H - Translated by Anh Quan

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