Industry and trade departments in Hanoi and HCM City are planning to spend 28.5 trillion VND and 18.4 billion VND, respectively, to prepare goods for the Tet (Lunar New Year) 2019 festival.

The Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade, said the plan on preparing goods for the New Year and the Lunar New Year in 2019 will focus on increasing essential commodities.

These include rice, meat, seafood, eggs, processed foods, fresh vegetables, dried agro, forestry and seafood products, confectionery, wine, beer beverage and fresh fruit.

The total value of goods under the plan is estimated to increase by 10 per cent compared to the 28.5 trillion VND spent this year.

Meanwhile, the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade has completed a plan with a growth of 23-36 percent in volume against the same period of 2018.

The total value of food and foodstuffs for two months before and during the Tet in 2019 was estimated at 18.4 trillion VND, up 3.44 percent compared to the same period of 2018.-VNA