HCMC prepares food supply plans when social distancing loosens | Business


Food and grocery sales were estimated at over 5.86 billion dong in September, down 0.6 percent from the previous month. Meanwhile, sales in August are expected to decline 7.95 percent from July.

So far, HCMC has put into operation the collection and transshipment points for agricultural and food products to ensure the supply of citizens with essential food products.

Specifically, the total volume of goods entering the market on the night of September 26 was about 124.1 tons of all kinds of products at the binh Dien wholesale market transshipment point, about 118 tons of fruit. at the Thu Duc wholesale market and about 60 tonnes. vegetables at Hoc Mon wholesale market.

In the context of the complicated pandemic, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce coordinated with the People’s Committees of the districts and the city of Thu Duc to review, assess and guide businesses in reopening outlets, such as supermarkets, convenience stores, grocery stores, and traditional markets, which have been temporarily closed for the prevention and control of the Covid-19 pandemic, on the principle of opening within the security zones to continue to supply the people.

Currently, the green spaces have allowed people to go shopping once a week as scheduled. Specifically, residents of District 7 can purchase essential items once a week through the distribution channels of nine supermarkets and 154 convenience stores. In Cu Chi district, residents of 14 municipalities in the green zone were able to purchase goods once a week from active supply points, including a supermarket, a shopping center, 60 convenience stores, a price store. stabilized, six traditional markets, 81 grocery fields, and two consumption connection points for the region’s agricultural products. In Can Gio district, 13,468 market access tickets were issued to households to go to the market once a week in eight markets with 156 active small traders.

For organizations that connect distribution systems to deploy grocery service to local populations, the total enrollment request from August 23 to present (35 days) is 2,549,953 rounds.

Because many other forms and methods of supplying goods have been adopted, such as increasing outlets, extending opening hours, allowing more types of food supply, shipper force organization and online ordering organization through apps, people actively changed to online ordering and delivery service by shipper force and made direct purchases from outlets in the field as in District 5 or in areas where direct trade activities are permitted, leading to a gradual decrease in the number of orders and the volume of goods supplied to people by the grocery store.

It is expected that in the near future, according to the plan to open under the safe conditions of prevention and control of the pandemic of the city, especially after October 1, the movement and circulation of goods will be facilitated with more conditions. open, the demand for grocery service will continue to decline, which could put pressure on the city’s modern wholesale markets and distribution systems.

Therefore, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce requests the People’s Committee of Thu Duc Town and the districts to develop a plan for market operations. And in the implementation process, if there are any difficulties and obstacles, the department will coordinate with the relevant sectors to support the handling.

In addition, the Ministry of Industry and Trade will build a more sustainable operating model in the coming times, especially for the production chain of four key industries, namely mechanical, chemical and pharmaceutical, l ‘agribusiness and electronics manufacturing, and two traditional industries, including textiles and clothing, and footwear, and the agricultural and food supply chain through three wholesale markets in HCMC to adapt to the context of the Covid pandemic -19 and the digital transformation of the economy.

The department will continue to review the vaccine needs of companies in coordination with the Ministry of Health and the People’s Committees of the districts and the city of Thu Duc to accelerate the progress of the vaccination of workers, creating favorable conditions for the workers to be vaccinated. enterprises are eligible for resumption of production and commercial activities. Depending on the evolution of the pandemic, the department will actively advise the HCMC People’s Committee to implement certain events and programs to promote trade and stimulate consumer demand to support the resumption of production and business activities. .


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