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Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Huu Lap attending conference on supply and demand connection between Ho Chi Minh City and provinces by 2020

29/09/2020 20:00 |

​On the morning of September 24, 2020, at the Phu Tho Gymnastics and Sports Arena in District 11, Ho Chi Minh City, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, in combination with Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, held a conference to summarize the Trade Cooperation Program period 2016-2020 and the commodity supply and demand connection between Ho Chi Minh City and provinces and cities by 2020.

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Delegates attending the conference. (Photo by Huyen Trang)

Attending the conference were Director General of the Viet Nam Trade Promotion Agency Bui Thi Thanh An, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc, Vice Chairman of Ben Tre Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Huu Lap, Vice Chairman of Dong Thap Provincial People’s Committee Pham Thien Nghia, representative leaders of provinces and cities, and businesses.

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Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Huu Lap made remarks at the conference. (Photo by Huyen Trang)

The conference summarized the implementation of the trade cooperation program between Ho Chi Minh City and other provinces and cities in the 5-year period of 2016-2020. This has been seen as an important approach to promote the formation of supply chains, improve product quality, meet the need of commodity circulation among provinces and cities, regions and parts, and contribute to pushing up the economic development and social security.

After five years of implementation, the trade cooperation program has produced positive effects in creating comprehensive cooperative relationship in the field of trade between Ho Chi Minh City and the South-Eastern and South-Western provinces and cities.

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Trade cooperation was signed by leaders of Departments of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City and provinces and cities. (Photo by Huyen Trang)

Over the past years, with the enthusiastic supports by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ho Chi Minh City in trade promotion activities, Ben Tre’s commodity products have been given opportunities and favorable conditions to approach to businesses and penetrate into modern distribution channels through the system of supermarkets and commercial centers in Ho Chi Minh City and the whole country, according to Mr. Nguyen Huu Lap, Vice Chairman of Ben Tre Provincial People’s Committee. This would positively contribute to solving the output problem for the local agricultural commodity and processed products, he added.

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the conference on supply and demand connection between Ho Chi Minh City and provinces by 2020. (Photo by Huyen Trang)

On behalf of the Provincial People’s Committee, Vice Chairman Nguyen Huu Lap requested that the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ho Chi Minh City continue to strengthen the information work, support connection, give more favorable conditions for products and commodity from provinces and cities to gain access to distribution channels in the city, as well as distribution systems in the country and abroad. Strengthen the activity of sharing information on consumption demand from businesses and partners in Ho Chi Minh City, and on product standards and requirements to enter the Ho Chi Minh City market.

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Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Huu Lap visited a product display booth at the conference. (Photo by Huyen Trang)

Recognizing and appreciating outstanding achievements in trade cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and provinces over the past time, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc was convinced that this year’s conference would continue to bring about practical results, creating a vibrant trading environment and business cooperation between companies.

In order for the program to keep on developing and achieving higher results, Mr. Duc said it was necessary that there be a close cooperation between localities, creating linkages in the supply chain, in which Ho Chi Minh City would be a link in the commodity production and comsumption chain of localities, businesses and distributors.

At the conference, a trade cooperation period 2021-2025 was signed by leaders of Departments of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City and other provinces and cities.

Written by Huyen Trang

Translated by Truong Hung

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