General Director of the Vietnam Railways (VNR) Vu Ta Tung has instructed the Hanoi and Saigon Railways to help transport free of charge onions from southern provinces.

According to the VNR, the move aims to alleviate difficulties for farmer in a number of southern provinces, where the price of onion has dropped strongly over recent days.

The free transport is only applicable through May 15 from the Song Than station in the southern province of Binh Duong to stations in the north of the country.-VNA