Vietnamese prioritising domestic goods

The Steering Committee for the ‘Vietnamese give priority to Vietnamese goods’ campaign hosted a conference in Hanoi on March 15 to review the campaign’s results in 2017 and deploy tasks for 2018.

At the conference (Photo: VNA)
At the conference (Photo: VNA)

In its nine years of implementation, the campaign has had positive effects. The campaign has been actively responded to by enterprises and localities, while consumers have gradually changed their shopping habits towards choosing locally-produced goods and services.

Domestic enterprises have stepped up the application of advanced technology and improved human resources to create new quality products, while saving trillions of dong.

Speaking at the conference, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man, also the Head of the Steering Committee, emphasised the need to raise public awareness of the issue, saying that producers should focus on creating quality products while Vietnamese consumers should show their patriotism by choosing locally made goods.

Aside from generating more jobs and raising income for labourers, the campaign has contributed to establishing a production and supply chain, he noted.

The VFF President urged relevant ministries, branches, and localities to roll out concrete programmes and plans to further popularise the campaign in the time ahead.

He also urged enterprises to accelerate scientific-technological applications while improving the quality and competitiveness of products and services.