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HCMC plans to reopen goods transit point at Binh Dien wholesale market tomorrow

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – HCMC is considering reopening the goods transit point at the Binh Dien wholesale market in District 8, the largest of its kind in the city, tomorrow, September 7, said Nguyen Nguyen Phuong, deputy director of the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.

Phuong said the city would also reopen some traditional wet markets, most of which have been closed as the city has seen a sudden spike in new Covid-19 cases, the local media reported.

The Department of Industry and Trade has proposed the municipal government instruct districts to safely resume the operation of traditional wet markets to meet the local consumer demand.

As for the supply of food in the city, Phuong said the city had sufficient supplies of fresh food despite some difficulties during the first days of implementing the stay-at-home mandate. The city had also reviewed the supply of processed food and found that suppliers had faced many difficulties.

They have yet to be offered support in terms of goods supplies and granted travel passes. Therefore, the city will firstly support large suppliers and will work with the relevant agencies to add them to the list of entities prioritized to operate during the social distancing period.

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