HCMC, Long An province beef up agro-product consumption

The Department of Industry and Trade in the Mekong delta province of Long An and its counterpart in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday held a meeting to discuss agricultural product consumption.

HCMC, Long An province beef up agro-product consumption

Speaking at the meeting, director of the department in Long An Le Minh Duc said that since 2016, HCMC and Long An have signed an agreement of consuming produce; however, it is not as stable as expected.
HCMC department Deputy Director Nguyen Ngoc Hoa said that HCMC is planning to build chains of traceable food and vegetables in supermarkets, traditional markets and harvest-preservation. It is regrettable that very a few cooperatives and firms in Long An satisfied the requirements.
It is a must that enterprises and cooperatives in Long An province introduce their production scale and capability to its peers in HCMC for a long-term cooperation.
In the meeting, cooperative representatives moaned of their members’ production habit; moreover, they use fertilizers rampantly not to follow producers’ guidance and relevant agencies.
Deputy Chairman of Long An province People’s Committee Nguyen Van Duoc said that long An will adopt measures to connect firms and cooperatives with their large peers in HCMC adding that Long An strives to become one of safe and quality vegetables, fruits suppliers to meet HCMC demand.

By KIEN VAN – Translated by ANH QUAN

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