HCMC adopts measures to stabilize pork price

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade sent its report about measures to stabilize market and to prevent scarcity of pork, raising price after Xuyen A slaughterhouse in the city’s outlying district of Cu Chi was asked to cease operation.

HCMC adopts measures to stabilize pork price (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC adopts measures to stabilize pork price (Photo: SGGP)

The Department has liaised with farms in the city and neighboring provinces which said the supply if abundant at present promising to transport to assigned slaughterhouses as per the city authority request in case that the city is short of pork.
Because Xuyen A slaughterhouse has capacity of 5,000 pigs a day, the Department will replace it with Anh Hoang Thi slaughterhouse in the southern province of Dong Nai which has partaken in the project to trace back the origin of pork to increase its capacity of additional quantity of 700 pigs a day; State-run Vissan Company will also increase the quantity to 1,300 pigs a day and other slaughterhouses raise its output everyday. Yet Anh Hoang Thi or Vissan perform industrial slaughtering with high charges and their products mostly provide for their distributor chains not for wholesale markets.
Therefore, total slaughtered pigs are 3,500 per day from city’s slaughterhouses and neighboring provinces which mostly Long An will supply 1,500 to cover the shortage.
Besides, merchants will make decision to choose small and cheap slaughterhouses in neighboring provinces to meet the requirement for supplying pork for the city.
The Department will work with supermarkets to increase the supplies to prevent shortage and keep the market stable.

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By THUY HAI – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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