PM asks prompt info on essential goods, market

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has requested relevant ministries to make public all governmental, prime ministerial and ministerial instructions on prices, market, supply and demand of essential commodities to avoid the making up of rumors in the country.

According to the Government Office’s Aug. 19 announcement, PM Dung named the ministries of finance, industry and trade, agriculture and rural development, construction and health in his request.

He asked those ministries to coordinate closely with the Ministry of Information and Communication and localities to work out a coordinating mechanism to promptly handle abnormal move of prices, market, supply and demand of essential goods.

The Ministry of Information and Communication is also supposed to convey information to the people, thus helping then be aware of the developments of the market.

News agencies and newspapers are required to promptly publish official information provided by responsible agencies in the wake of sudden fluctuations in the market and rumors on prices.

Meanwhile, provincial and municipal people’s committees are ordered to collaborate with pertaining ministries and sectors to timely tackle abnormal changes in market, prices, demand and supply of essential commodities.

Those committees are also asked to instruct concerned departments to investigate into the source of rumors and severely punish those who invent rumors.

Sources: Viet Nam News Agency, SGGP

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