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Departments of Industry and Trade in localities prone to flood and storms must take stock to ensure a stable supply of essential goods and services for affected areas in the rainy and stormy season, a conference heard on August 3.

Addressing an online conference organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade to review agriculture production and trade in July, Minister Vu Huy Hoang urged relevant agencies to stockpile sufficient food, kerosene and other essential goods to provide for isolated areas during the rainy and stormy season in a bid to prevent speculation and rising prices.

Director of the Ministry’s Department of the Domestic Market Vo Van Quyen cited locality reports, saying that coastal localities across the country have devised plans for emergency, including involving suppliers to ensure adequate goods and services, conducting price stabilisation programmes and providing goods funded by the State budget for affected residents.

The approaches have been well implemented in recently storm-affected areas such as Quang Ninh, Bac Kan, Hoa Binh, Tuyen Quang, Phu Toh, Dien Bien, Son La and Ha Giang.-VNA