HCMC, Lam Dong affiliates to stable goods supply, prices

Deputy Chairwoman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Hong yesterday led a delegation to work with leaders from the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on a plan to supply the city with fresh flowers and vegetables at steady prices for Tet.

Consumers buy vegetables and fruits in Da Lat city, Lam Dong province (Photo: SGGP)

According to the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Lam Dong provides HCMC with 505,705 ton vegetables and fruits a year, accounting for 19.6 percent of the city’s market share.

The volume might increase from 70-80 percent over normal in pre-Tet days and Tet holidays.

At present, Lam Dong has prepared 250,000-300,000 tons of vegetables and fruits to supply the market.

Deputy Chairman of Lam Dong People’s Committee Pham S said that HCMC was the province’s main market consuming 65 percent of its vegetable output and 70 percent flower output.

At the meeting, the city and province’s leaders discussed building a flower, ornamental fish and plant center at Binh Dien wholesale market, HCMC, aiming to create a stable consumption source for HCMC growers and breeders and contributing to develop production and increasing for farmers’ income.

In addition, it will build foundation for the establishment of a flower, ornamental plant and fish, and vegetable exchange floor in the future.

By Thuy Hai – Translated by Hai Mien

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