The prices of pork have gradually been increasing as pork supply strongly declined due to African swine fever epidemic. At this time in Dong Nai Province, the capital of pig-farming industry in Vietnam, pork supply is still ensured. However, if the epidemic continues to happen complicatedly, there will be a shortage of pork supply during the end of the year and lunar New Year holidays.
In recent months, farmers in the Southeast provinces have suffered so many serious consequences of consecutive diseases and natural disasters that several households have fallen into indigence with debts piling up.
More than 5,000 pigs have been culled in the southern province of Dong Nai’s four districts due to Africa Swine Fever, said Huynh Thanh Vinh, the director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Dong Nai Province.
Government officials, business groups and executives, and experts gathered at a conference in Dong Nai Province’s Bien Hoa City on Monday to discuss measures to enable the southern key economic region to remain spearhead of the country’s economic development.
The price of pig was at VND45,000-VND46,000 (US$1.98) per kilogram in Gia Kiem and Trang Bom districts in Dong Nai Province, an increase of VND7,000 – VND8,000 per kilogram compared to the lowest price at the end of March.
The Department of Industry and Trade of Dong Nai Province yesterday said that the US was still the largest export market of the province with turnover accounting for 25.7 percent of the province’s total exports.
Fraudulent trading and counterfeits have been complicated in the southern province of Dong Nai. Violations have become more diverse, highly sophisticated, and uncontrolled, especially trading and rampant advertising cosmetics and pharmaceuticals via the social network.
The People’s Committee of Dong Nai province yesterday approved an extra advance of nearly VND1.4 billion (US$61,000) on the provincial budget to pay social premium for workers of Korean Texwell Vina Compay, which owner has run away, so that they can enjoy unemployment insurance and maternity regime after ending labor contracts with the company.