Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ho Thi Kim Thoa at the event (Photo:VNA) 


Hanoi (VNA)
- The Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) on September 13 opened its first supermarket for safe agricultural products, on a trial basis at No 14, Mac Thai Tong street, Hanoi.

According to Chairman of VCA’s Board of Directors Pham Minh Tuan, the VCA has worked with nearly 200 cooperatives nationwide to build a trademark for safe Vietnamese agricultural products.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ho Thi Kim Thoa lauded the model, especially in the context of rampant unhygienic food. She hoped the VCA will further cooperate with the ministry to intensify the programme.

Customers can check the origin of products through bar codes on packaging, giving tighter control to localities to ensure product quality.

More than 10 million farm households are expected to benefit from the new distribution channel, contributing to the “Vietnamese give priority for Vietnam’s products” campaign.-VNA