| Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu)
Chairing a meeting with permanent Government members in Hanoi on Tuesday, Mr. Phuc asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to ensure food for 100 million Vietnamese, along with reserves and supplies for other tasks.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, agencies, and localities nationwide were urged to boost agriculture production, especially rice. Regions with high rice output could be allowed to export.
The Finance Ministry was assigned to buy enough rice and unhusked rice for stockpiling in accordance with the national reserve target in 2020 for contingencies.