UK helps HCM City build pork market

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Industry and Trade and the Regulatory Delivery International Directorate under the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on support for building a market specialised in pork trading in the city on March 7.

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The signing ceremony of MoU on support for building a market specialised in pork trading (Source: VOH)

Under the MoU, the Regulatory Delivery International will provide technical assistance for, and share information and experience with the Department of Industry and Trade to help it in building and running a pork trading floor.

The cooperation will begin on March 31 and end on February 28, 2021.

According to deputy head of the Ho Chi Minh City department Nguyen Ngoc Hoa, around 10,000 pigs are traded in the city every day, with a total value of 500 million USD per year.

Therefore, forming a pork trading market will help standardise the quality of pork and ensure safety and hygiene.

The trading floor will also allow direct purchases, without intermediaries, from pig farmers.

VNA

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