(VEN) - Hanoi has implemented a pilot project on enhancing management of fruit stores in the downtown districts of the capital city in order to protect consumer interests and prevent the use of banned chemicals, stimulants and plant protection products. Project signboards Tran Thi Phuong Lan, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade, said local consumers need about 52,000 tonnes of fruits per month. However, the capital city only meets 30 percent of demands. The rest are imported from domestic provinces and cities and foreign countries. The project sets up key targets. Accordingly, by the end of 2018, all stores must register their businesses and ensure they have adequate facilities for the safe preservation of fruits. Hanoi has granted project signboards for 712 stores. The Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade has also issued project signboards for 23 Fivimart supermarkets. According to Tran Thi Phuong Lan, the project has yielded positive results. Consumers have reliable addresses to buy fresh fruits for their daily needs, while stores have a higher awareness of the law, and their revenues have increased by 20-50 percent. Support solutions The Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade has implemented various measures to help the project… Read full this story
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