No pork shortage for Lunar New Year

by VTV413 January 2021 Last updated at 10:01 AM

No pork shortage for Lunar New Year - There will be no shortage of pork in the weeks approaching Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday despite an increase in demand.

The supply for pork increased by 30 percent ahead of the Tết holiday. If there are no sudden outbreaks of disease or extreme weather conditions that may affect the pork supply, the supply will be able to meet the market's demand. The department's statistics have shown that pork output is expected to reach 5.4 million tonnes in 2021, meeting 20% of the pork demand nationwide.

Focus will be placed on developing pig production chains and gradually reducing scattered production to ensure food hygiene and safety standards are met and to promote the export of high-value products.