HCM City to receive 56,555 tonnes of rice from national reserve hinh anh 1Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The General Department of State Reserves under the Ministry of Finance has issued a document on the provision of over 56,555 tonnes of rice from national reserve to Ho Chi Minh City to support pandemic-hit residents.

The department has signed contracts with the Phat Tai Company Limited in Dong Thap province, Thuan Minh Import-Export JSC in HCM City and Trung An High-Tech Agriculture JSC in Can Tho city to buy enough rice to supply to HCM City.

The HCM City State Reserve Department is tasked to work with local authorities to distribute fee rice to people in need.

Earlier, the General Department has given 14,500 tonnes of rice to the city. The distribution was completed on September 9./.