Government wants food agencies to buy more rice

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has ordered official food procurement agencies to increase their purchase of rice.

He said the Vietnam Southern Food Corporation and Vietnam Northern Food Corporation now should buy 300,000 tons of the grain from food trading companies and farmers for export.

He also instructed banks to extend credit to the companies that have been ordered to buy rice.

By Nhi Ha – Translated by Thuy Doan

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