Hanoians help Hai Duong farmers
  • | vietnamnet, | February 22, 2021 07:24 PM
Many people in Hanoi have purchased farm produce to help farmers from the Covid-19 hotspot of Hai Duong who are in quarantine.


Tomatoes brought to Hanoi from Hai Duong

Volunteers from Hanoi have helped harvest and transport products to Hanoi to sell at cheap prices as a way to help farmers in Hai Duong.

Ngo Thanh Thuy, a wholesale trader in Hanoi said, "About 37 tonnes of vegetables including tomatoes, cabbages and carrots have been sold since last night. There are only three tonnes of tomatoes left," she said.

Thuy said her group worked overnight to transport the vegetables to Hanoi on Sunday. It was better to help the farmers sell the product as soon as possible before everything is spoilt due to the warm weather. On February 21, six trucks carrying 40 tonnes of farm produce arrived in Hanoi at night and were sold immediately. Another 20 tonnes of vegetables and 20 tonnes of guava are on the way from Hai Duong to Hanoi.

"Luckily, the programme received a very positive response," Thuy said.


Hanoians buy vegetables from Hai Duong

Luu Hong from Cau Giay District is also helping sell the products. Three vegetable trucks often come to Hanoi every day. Her customers both came directly to the gathering place and order online. "All 15 tonnes of products are often sold out from 8 am to 4 pm," she said.

Hoang Thi Hai Phuong from Hoang Mai District said many households in her apartment buildings asked her to buy vegetables from Hai Duong for them.

"Some families asked me to help them buy 5kg of tomatoes, 10kg of guava, 50 eggs, five cabbages and a bunch of carrots. It's obviously too much for a family but they didn't buy because of cheap prices, everyone is just trying to help," she said.

Vu Viet Anh, deputy director of Hai Duong Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said about 250 tonnes of vegetables and fruits, 100,000 eggs and 20,000 chickens were sold to various firms and individuals in Vietnam and most of them were sold to Hanoi. There are still over 4,000 tonnes of vegetables and fruits and 700,000 chickens left in Hai Duong.

"I hope other provinces and cities also create favourable conditions for us to get through the checkpoints like Hanoi," he said.

Nguyen Van Quan, a farmer in Hai Duong, has 270,000 kohlrabies left, 180,000 of which will be spoilt in a week. Farmer Nguyen Dinh Sang said because of Covid-19, traders couldn't go to Hai Duong to collect vegetables. As a result, the farmers have already had to throw away a large number of vegetables.

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