City plans for this year’s price stabilization program

City plans for this year’s price stabilization program

The Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City collaborated with relevant departments and industries to hold a meeting to summarize the price stabilization program in 2018 and set out plan for this year on March 29.
At a supermarket in HCMC (Illustrative photo: SGGP)

Total retail sales, services revenue edge up 12 percent

According to the Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City, total retail sales and services revenue were estimated at VND93.06 trillion in February, down 3.5 percent compared to the previous month as purchasing power strongly increased in January due to preparation for the Tet festive season.

Price stabilization program’s businesses extend opening hours

Price stabilization program’s businesses extend opening hours

According to the Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City, businesses in the price stabilization program have planned to extend their opening hours by two to four hours longer during the days near Tet in order to meet rising buying demand of consumers on the occasion of Tet holidays.