11/04/2020 18:12 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Face masks, hand sanitiser added to price stabilisation programme in HCM City

Face masks and hand sanitisers have been added to the list of essential goods covered by the price stabilisation programme in HCM City amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, has signed a decision on a plan to carry out this year’s programme, which will last until March 31, 2021.

The list of essential products include foodstuff such as rice, noodles and vermicelli, as well as sugar, cooking oil, eggs, meat, vegetable and seasonings.

The stabilised essential goods normally account for around 25-30 percent of total market demand, and up to 40 percent during Tet months.

During the COVID-19 pandemic period, these goods are accounting for 35-50 percent of market demand.

The city will ensure stabilised supply of 57.5 million face masks and 3.29 million of hand sanitiser bottles (1.2 million litres) for the next three months.

Businesses in the stabilisation programme have to register prices of their stabilised goods with the Department of Finance. Prices of stabilised goods are 5-10 percent lower than the market price.

Manufacturers and distributors have been increasing their supply of face masks./.