City ensures goods supply, runs promotions for Tet holiday

City ensures goods supply, runs promotions for Tet holiday

Ho Chi Minh City authorities have urged businesses to ensure supply of essential goods and necessities and offer promotion programs for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday while following pandemic prevention measures.
Weak purchasing power makes supermarkets struggle to operate

Weak purchasing power makes supermarkets struggle to operate

Although the supply of goods has been increasing, strangely, traders have to move out of the market to be able to sell their goods. The reason is that more and more spontaneous markets mushroom around the market areas and buyers are reluctant to go inside the market because of strict Covid-19 prevention and control regulations.
Markets, supermarkets poorly patronized after reopening

Markets, supermarkets poorly patronized after reopening

According to the Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City, 103 out of 234 traditional markets have resumed operations in the city by October 22. Localities that have not reopened markets yet include District 7, Binh Chanh, Hoc Mon, and Nha Be districts. It is expected that districts in HCMC will reopen 19 more markets from now until October 25.
Traditional markets gradually reopen, spontaneous ones mushroom in many places

Traditional markets gradually reopen, spontaneous ones mushroom in many places

Despite hesitance, many wholesale markets, as well as traditional markets in Ho Chi Minh City, have begun to increase the volume of goods and open their doors to welcome customers. However, many small traders in wholesale and traditional markets said that they were still worried that spontaneous markets would surround and vie them for goods and customers.
Goods arrived at Hoc Mon Wholesale Market rise again as authorities take action

Goods arrived at Hoc Mon Wholesale Market rise again as authorities take action

After the Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper (SGGP Newspaper) published the article "Wholesale markets face risk of closure again" on September 24, Hoc Mon District authorities urgently checked and handled traders who illegally sold goods on the streets around the Hoc Mon Wholesale Market and nearby roads, such as the National Highway 22 and Nguyen Thi Soc Street.
At the conference (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC records lowest number of Covid deaths in over one month

HCMC saw 3,260 recovered Covid-19 patients and 140 deaths on September 23. The number of Covid-related deaths was the lowest in over the past one month, said Deputy Head of the HCMC Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control Pham Duc Hai.
Wholesale markets face risk of closure again

Wholesale markets face risk of closure again

When wholesale markets in Ho Chi Minh City were allowed to open transshipment points, it was expected to contribute to solving the shortage of essential goods in the context that the city implements social distancing. However, the result is not as expected.