The Department of Industry and Trade was assigned to put forward measures against speculation in construction sand.
Additionally, the People’s Committee asked the Department of Construction to liaise with related agencies and people’s committees in districts to have plan of supervise sand quality in the city.
The Department of Construction was assigned to spread information of replacing materials in construction to encourage researches and utilize new material in a bid to limit bad impacts on environment due to over-exploitation of sand in nature leading to the destruction of resource.
Similarly, the People’s Committee asked the Department of Science and Technology to place the order of researches of replacing materials for natural sand in construction.
Along with inspection, district people’s committees and the Department of Construction will pay visits to companies to check sand quality and prices of major construction materials.
Lately, because of inadequate supply of sand, there has been a hike in sand price in the Mekong delta region and the south eastern provinces; even some place the sand price skyrocketed by 200 – 300 percent .