The Economic-Budget Committee of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council on November 13 examined the preparations being made for stocking of commodities for the coming Tet Lunar New Year holidays at the warehouse run by Saigon Union of Trading Cooperatives (Saigon Co.op).
|A seedling farm of Phong Thuy Cooperative in the central highland province of Lam Dong (Photo: SGGP)|
Bui Hanh Thu, deputy director general of Saigon Co.op, said that they have prepared about 38,000 tons of goods for the coming Tet holidays in February with an investment of VND3,462 billion, 25 percent more than in the same period last year.
The stocks will serve for demands for three months before and after Tet Lunar New Year holidays.
Stocks include 11,000 tons of rice, 3,800 tons of sugar, 4,400 tons of cooking oil, 7,470 tons of meat, 2,250 tons of processed food, 490 tons of seafood and 8,500 tons of vegetables and fruits.
Besides subsidized items, Saigon Co.op will offer 10-15 percent discount on essential commodities during the Tet season. At least 150 mobile outlets will be organized to sell subsidized goods to workers at industrial and export processing zones.