HCMC – The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in HCMC and the local customs agency have coordinated to complete customs clearance for over 22,000 milk boxes presented by the Vietnamese people in Australia and stuck at the Cat Lai Port for nearly a month.
According to the HCMC Department of Customs, after the testing results of the milk boxes for infants up to 36 months old came out, the department asked the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in HCMC to get the customs clearance files done, the local media reported.
Pham Minh Tuan, vice chairman of the committee, said the milk boxes would be transported to a warehouse at 55 Mac Dinh Chi Street in District 1 before being distributed to Tu Du and Hung Vuong hospitals, orphanages and social welfare centers of Thu Duc City and 21 districts tomorrow.
Earlier, the HCMC Institute of Public Health and the relevant agencies had taken a milk sample for testing and found that the milk boxes met the safety requirements and were eligible for customs clearance.
The milk boxes arrived at the Cat Lai Port on October 21.
At a session of the National Assembly’s second sitting on November 9, chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in HCMC To Thi Bich Chau raised the issue, which later captured public concern.