Dak Lak: 8.8 mln USD of goods ready for Tet hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Dak Lak (VNA) – Retailers and distributors in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak have prepared enough essential goods worth up to 200 billion VND (8.8 million USD) for the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, which falls on February 8.

Commodities at stabilised prices include rice, meat, poultry eggs, vegetables and confectionary, which are forecast to increase from 15-20 percent in demand on the occasion.

Co.op mart and Metro supermarkets lead the local businesses with stockpiled goods worth 62 billion VND and 24 billion VND, respectively.

The Nam Tay Nguyen Petrol Company committed to storing 2.5 million litres of petrol and 3 million litres of diesel with a total value of over 80 billion VND, serving the locals’ demand during the nine-day festival.

Along with taking measures to stabilise prices of goods, the local authorities call on enterprises to transport goods to remote areas in order to serve ethnic groups.

The provincial Department of Industry and Trade asked the local market management sub-department to work closely with relevant forces to enhance checks and inspections at production and trade establishments, aiming to strictly fight smuggling, trade fraud, and fake goods.-VNA