During the workshop, the MARD announced that it has formulated and approved a project to develop the system of modern centres capable of supplying domestic farm produce with the support of the Embassy of France in Hanoi and the French Development Agency in Vietnam.
The objectives of the project are to devise policies to support the development of modern farm produce supply centres that can meet domestic and international standards, whilst aiming to promote the consumption of local farm produce under the value chain.
Nguyen Van Suu, Standing Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, said that there is a huge demand for farm produce among the people of Hanoi. He went on to add that different types of farm produce are largely distributed and consumed in Hanoi through wholesale and traditional markets, before reaching supermarket chains, and convenience stores.
The capital city of Hanoi is now home to two major wholesale markets along with a series of traditional markets such as the Yen So fish market, the Ha Vi poultry market, and the Van Quan farm produce night market.
From now till 2020, the city will focus on building eight major wholesale markets with priority given to developing modern centres specifically for farm produce supply in the future.