HCMC continues price stabilization program, enhancing quality of outlets - HCMC continues price stabilization program, enhancing quality of outlets - Website Ho Chi Minh City
On January 16, Vice Chairwoman of HCMC People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Hong chaired a meeting with Department of Trade and Industry, HCMC Women’s Union, the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, Saigon Trade Corporation and Saigon Co.op on results of 2014 price stabilization program.
According to report of HCMC Women’s Union, in 2014, the Union has concentrated on guiding women associations at all levels to set up plans and implementing propaganda activities for members, women and members of families to establish the habits of giving priority to consumption of Vietnamese products.
Till now, the Union has carried out the price stabilization program at 100% of districts and towns , holding surveys on consumption demands of members, women as well as demands of establishing retail outlets, reviewing business spaces at traditional markets to co-operate with enterprises to carry out price stabilization program, mobilizing small traders to work as agents for enterprises at markets and residential areas. These activities resulted in 331 outlets at 50 traditional markets and 1120 outlets at residential areas.
HCMC Women’s Union has co-operated with Saigon Co.op to establish Women’s Union-Saigon Co.op linking stores to provide essential goods at residential areas, export processing zones – industrial parks. Till now, totally 92 linking stores was established in 17 districts.
In 2014, Standing Committee of HCMC Communist Youth Union Central Committee has guided unions to develop youth stores, to invest in enhancement of quality and to remain operation of 4 youth stores linked with Saigon Co.op and 2 stores linked with Satra. The program has helped bring cheap goods to the hands of consumers, reducing prices of essential goods.
Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hong requested units continuing to develop price stabilization outlets, especially in remote areas, export processing zones-industrial parks, increasing quality of available outlets and to provide a wide range of goods for consumers. Mrs. Hong also suggested HCMC Department of Trade and Industry to coordinate with other units to do surveys on demand of each object to offer new models of sales through order slips in advance to provide hygienic, safe and cheap goods to low income workers.