HCMC leads in Vietnamese goods consumption campaign

Ho Chi Minh City takes the lead nationwide in ‘Vietnamese prioritize consumption of Vietnamese goods’ campaign, said Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan, chairman of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front Committee and head of the central steering committee for the campaign on August 18.

The ‘Vietnamese prioritize consumption of Vietnamese goods’ campaign is well responded by consumers in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

Mr. Nhan appreciated the campaign's results at a meeting with the standing board of the city Party’s Committee to review five years of the campaign. 

Vietnamese consumers are more and more appreciating Vietnamese goods in types, quality and competitiveness, said Nguyen Thi Hong, deputy chairwoman of HCMC People’s Committee,

Surveys conducted since early this year show that 96 percent of citizens support the campaign. Over 73 percent affirm that made-in-Vietnam goods are their first choice and 64 percent advise their relatives and friends to buy domestic products.
 
Since 2010, HCMC has run a promotion campaign, aimed to mobilize residents’ attendance, increase competitiveness of businesses and encourage consumption of Vietnamese goods, said Ms. Hong.

HCMC proposed the central government to assist the city and other provinces to boost the campaign and control over counterfeits and goods of unknown origin.
 
On the same day, Mr. Nhan visited Saigon Co.op and Vissan Company who are backbones of HCMC and the country in implementing socioeconomic programs.

By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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