As people are forced to tighten their purse strings due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Tet (Lunar New Year) gift hampers have become more affordable, Tin Tuc (News) newspaper reported.
Many hospitals are seeing a shortage of medical supplies, due to the growing reluctance to organize procurement bidding that stems from recent major violation cases.
Currently, the price of dragon fruits has climbed to VND30,000-VND31,000 per kilogram, the highest level in several years but farmers do not have dragon fruits to sell.
According to Vietnam Pepper Association (VPA), the price of pepper in the market will be unlikely to recover this year because of excessive supply.
The government requested ministries, agencies and localities to keep an eye on price and market situation as well as enhance analysis and prediction for controlling inflation in the end of the year.
Durian price in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak has seen a year-on-year rise of 20 percent since the early harvest.
The Social Insurance Company in the central province of Binh Dinh discovered that prices of 126 bid-winning drugs are higher than in other provinces.
People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh City ruled that those in charge of controlling smuggling in an area will be punished if illicit transport of sugar occurs in their jurisdiction area.
The 2nd European Literature Week in HCMC has attracted a large number of young people to the Ho Chi Minh City’s Book Street (Nguyen Van Binh, district 1).