Long An: Businesses pledge sufficient goods and do not increase prices during Covid-19
On March 12, Director of Long An Department of Industry and Trade - Le Minh Duc conducted a survey, grasping information on goods supply, stabilizing the market of distribution and retail businesses in the province.
Director of Long An Department of Industry and Trade - Le Minh Duc (2nd, R) examines the stock of goods at Moc Hoa Trading Joint Stock Company
Accordingly, the delegation conducted a survey at 4 commercial businesses including Moc Hoa Trading Joint Stock Company (in Kien Tuong Townlet), Co.opmart Tan An Supermarket, Long An Trading and Import-Export Joint Stock Company and Long An Food Company (in Tan An City).
The delegation survey at Co.opmart Tan An Supermarket
Director of Long An Department of Industry and Trade - Le Minh Duc said that consumers have the psychology of storing essential goods before the complicated situation of the Covid-19 disease. Many consumers currently buy many items for temporary storage such as rice, instant noodles, sauces, spices, detergents, and so on which affect the market.
Mr. Le Minh Duc asked the distribution and retail businesses to proactively prepare source goods, especially essential goods to supply when people need, stabilize the market and avoid speculation and price increases. Consumers should not be panic and hoard goods. Through the survey, enterprises in the province proactively have an supply source and abundant goods.
In particular, Long An is a locality with many businesses trading, milling and processing rice, so the amount of rice is indispensable if the disease situation worsens. The Department requires all enterprises trading and exporting rice to reserve and store at 5 percent of total rice production, processing, domestic consumption and export in the first 6 months of 2019 to ensure wage security real.
Long An Food Company stores over 43,000 tons of rice, ensuring good supply to the market
Up to this time, 3 units including Moc Hoa Trading Joint Stock Company, Co.opmart Tan An Supermarket, Long An Import Export and Trading Joint Stock Company reserve nearly 70 billion VND. In particular, most of the reserve goods are instant noodles, spices, canned food, sauce, drinking water, hand sanitizer, household sanitation water, face masks, ... Long An Food Company stores more than 43,000 tons of rice in warehouse. All sold goods are committed by businesses not to increase compared to weekdays.
Mr. Le Minh Duc recommends that consumers do not need to buy large quantities of food, foodstuffs and other necessities in large quantities, they should only buy in quantities sufficient to ensure daily necessities for the family./.
By Mai Huong – Translated by Duc Tam
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