March 15 announced as consumer rights’ day hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A ceremony announcing March 15 as Vietnamese Consumer Rights’ Day took place in Hanoi on March 12.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hailed the significance of the day, saying that ministries, departments and localities must consider the protection of consumer rights a responsibility of the entire society.

Speaking highly of the enforcement of laws and policies on consumer rights, he called for raising awareness about laws among market participants, especially individuals and entities dealing in goods while acquiring international experience to develop models that suit Vietnam.

On the occasion, Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang announced the theme of a campaign for the day as “Consumer rights to safety”.

According to the Vietnam Competition Authority, 50 out of 63 cities and provinces have planned activities for the day.

Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee, said the city has come up with plans for campaign, including hanging banners and holding seminars.-VNA