(PLO)- The management board of Ben Thanh market has mobilized traders to have a commitment to sell at a suitable price, avoiding the situation that customers come to “pay any price”.
On the morning of July 9, the People’s Committee of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City coordinated with the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in District 1 to organize the program “Morning coffee – listen and accompany businesses”. At the meeting, many businesses raised difficulties and obstacles for district leaders to solve for businesses.
Recalculate the price of goods and repair infrastructure at Ben Thanh market
Ben Thanh Market (District 1) is one of the tourist attractions in HCMC. However, the market has shown signs of deterioration in recent times. At the same time, the selling price at Ben Thanh market is considered by many to be higher than the common ground and this is one of the reasons for the decrease in the number of visitors.
In front of Ben Thanh Market, District 1, HCMC. Photo: NGUYEN CHAU
Trinh My Ngoc, director of a business shared: District 1 has Ben Thanh market, which is one of the tourist destinations of many people. However, recently the market has shown signs of deterioration, so all stalls in the market should be reinvested and cleaned up. In addition, some places in the market sell at higher prices than the common ground, so the locality needs to work with small traders on the issue of commodity prices accordingly.
“Many products in Ben Thanh market are almost more expensive than anywhere else, thus limiting customers to buy, affecting the overall situation. Therefore, it is necessary to ask small businesses to list prices in accordance with the common ground of the city,” said Ms. Ngoc.
Around the problems related to Ben Thanh market, Mr. Nguyen Duy An, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of District 1, said: Recently, the Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has announced the conclusion that it will be repaired in the near future. the entire Ben Thanh market with the budget.
“Stands in Ben Thanh market will be renovated in terms of signs, lighting… especially food and fresh food stalls will be designed in a synchronous manner like overseas markets but still ensure to keep all the architectural block of Ben Thanh market because this is the highlight of the market,” said Mr. An.
Regarding the issue of commodity prices in Ben Thanh Market, Mr. Nguyen Duy An informed: There is a situation where the prices of some items are very high. Faced with this situation, the market management board has mobilized traders to have a commitment to sell at a suitable price to avoid the situation of customers coming to “pay no matter what price”.
Besides the places selling quality goods, there are still some places selling goods of unknown origin, so in the near future, the Steering Committee 389 (National Steering Committee against Smuggling, Commercial Fraud and Counterfeiting) of The district will conduct an inspection to ensure the source of quality products sold in District 1 in general and Ben Thanh market in particular.
Continue to grasp the difficulties of the business
At the meeting, many businesses also raised many difficulties in the past time, such as the shortage of workers because many people returned to their hometowns but did not return to work, the situation of high gasoline prices. causing the price of goods to increase, businesses find it difficult to access capital, difficulties related to tax issues …
District 1 leaders discussed with businesses on the morning of 9-7. Photo: NGUYEN CHAU
Mr. Le Duc Thanh, Chairman of the People’s Committee of District 1, received and recognized the difficulties, problems and recommendations of businesses from there to solve them.
“I accept the opinions of all businesses, issues under the jurisdiction of the district, the district will have directions to handle, issues under the authority of our superiors will have specific reports.” – Mr. Thanh said.
At the meeting, Ms. Tran Kim Yen, Member of the Standing Committee of the City Party Committee, Secretary of the District 1 Party Committee also said that through the meeting, the leaders of District 1 have understood more about the difficulties that businesses face. . In the coming time, there will be many meetings for District 1 to listen to the exchanges and sharing of businesses in order to create conditions for businesses to develop, contributing to the common interests of District 1.
It is expected that every month, District 1 will organize a “morning coffee” session with an open space to create an open and friendly atmosphere. This will be a place where the government and businesses and business households frankly discuss issues of concern to the parties. Each month is expected to organize a separate topic with each group of business establishments, enterprises according to the appropriate industry and field (number of about 5-10 businesses, participating enterprises).
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