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Ca Mau urges locals not to hoard fuels amid shortages

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau is calling on local people not to stock up on fuels to help address the occasional shortfall.

The provincial chairman on Sunday sent an urgent dispatch to the relevant agencies on measures to stabilize fuel supply in the province, Lao Dong Online reported.

According to the provincial People’s Committee, fuel supply in the province has remained limited. Several gas stations have been running out of stock.

Therefore, the provincial chairman asked the provincial Department of Industry and Trade and Market Surveillance Division to monitor fuel supply and trading.

The forces must detect and tackle violators of fuel trading regulations timely, particularly fuel hoarders, retailers that cut back their operating hours, and those causing a fuel shortfall for profiteering.

They must also closely monitor the operations of gas stations across the province to prevent any temporary suspension of fuel trading without a reasonable cause.

In addition, the departments of Transport, Construction, Agriculture and Rural Development and project management units under the provincial government were tasked with updating and reporting the fuel demand for transportation, construction and fishing activities to the Department of Industry and Trade for further measures to ensure an adequate supply.

The districts and Ca Mau City have to call on local people and enterprises not to rush to hoard fuels to avoid a further undersupply and fire risk.

Local fuel wholesalers were urged to map out plans to ensure an adequate supply and non-disruptive operations at their gas stations.

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