The prices of pork and face masks were the centre of discussion at an extraordinary meeting of the steering committee for pricing on January 31 under the chair of its head, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue.
Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Industry and Trade Ms. Nguyen Huynh Trang last night led a working delegation to inspect and work with management boards and shopkeepers of Thu Duc and Hoc Mon wholesale markets.
Consumers will decide up to 90 percent of pork price and the price will no longer rocket from now until the Lunar New Year if they have plans to use pork substitutes and change the habit of consuming fresh into frozen pork.
According to wholesale markets, pork supply remained stable but due to extremely high prices, purchasing power weakened so traders and small butchers have actively reduced supply to avoid the state of being unsalable.
The HCMC Department of Industry and Trade on November 20 worked with major businesses in HCMC on goods preparation for the upcoming Tet holiday as well as solutions to ensure supply and stabilize pork prices in the holiday.
The year 2019 will end in seven weeks and the lunar New Year is 20 days after the New Year. In order to ensure supply of all kinds of goods with stable prices for 10 million people, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City ordered departments and enterprises to focus on preparation of goods for Tet holidays.