22.02.2021, 18:33

Trade Ministry proposes helping Hai Duong consume farm produce

Trade Ministry proposes helping Hai Duong consume farm produce

Hanoi residents buy agricultural products from Hai Duong Province. The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed the prime minister direct other ministries and relevant departments to support Hai Duong Province in consuming its farm produce – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed the prime minister direct other ministries and relevant departments to support Hai Duong Province in consuming its farm produce due to the overcrowding of the farm produce in the province.

The proposal came after Hai Duong Province, currently Vietnam’s biggest coronavirus hotspot, other localities and firms sought help to facilitate the transportation of farm produce.

The collaboration between ministries and departments is necessary to eliminate obstacles facing the transportation of goods at coronavirus hotspots.

Under the ministry’s proposal, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development should provide the industry and trade sector with information about products that meet food hygiene and safety criteria to speed up the consumption of agricultural products in the local and international markets.

Provinces and cities were told to follow the prime minister’s directives to ensure vehicles transporting goods can run smoothly and avoid the situation of banning markets and transport.

The Ministry of Health had earlier issued directives on the transportation of passengers and goods and the flow of vehicles from disease-hit localities to another province or city, so the localities should avoid applying their own methods, Lao Dong Online reported, citing Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai.

Accordingly, the competent agencies should speed up Covid-19 testing for drivers at the coronavirus hotspots to facilitate the transportation of goods.

The provinces and cities hit by the coronavirus should proactively work with other localities such as Lang Son, Thua Thien Hue, Tay Ninh and Quang Nam to transport goods safely while following anti-Covid-19 measures effectively, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.