The activity is part of a programme to create favourable conditions for people living in island communes, especially disadvantaged and low-income households, on the threshold of the most important and longest holiday in Vietnam.
The goods include those largely consumed during the occasion such as cattle meat, rice, beans, eggs, milk, cooking oil, sauces, spices, confectionery, processed food, beverage, those needed for COVID-19 prevention and control work, and other essentials.
The department is authorised to coordinate with enterprises in the programme’s implementation. It will collaborate with relevant authorities in supervising the delivery of goods, ensuring that it meets the food safety and quality standards with reasonable prices.
The enterprises engaged in the programme have to commit to selling goods at an equal price or lower than that in the mainland as well as list prices of items so people are informed. They are also required to strictly follow COVID-19 pandemic prevention regulations to assure the safety of both sellers and buyers.