The commodities have been priced lower than market rates to help people in full lockdown access fresh food more easily.

Association President Srun Pov said the approval was received from the Ministry of Commerce under collaboration from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

“The association announced the sale of pork, chicken and eggs on the road in Veng Sreng with a price lower than the market to facilitate people in locked-down areas, particularly in the Red Zone to access affordable price meats for daily consumption,” Pov said. Pork prices are 20,000 riels per kilogramme (kg), chicken is priced at 15,000 riels per kg and eggs are 300 riels each.

Trucks loaded with food heading for Red Zones in Phnom Penh. KT/Khem Sovannara

Tan Phannara, director-general of Animal Health and Production at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, applauded the move and called on other meat vendors not to increase prices during lockdown. “By selling this affordable meat, people can access food verified by officials for quality and sanitary standards. Other vendors should not increase prices,” Phannara said.

The association’s meat truck sales contributed to the government’s facilitating food supplies in lockdown areas. The Ministry of Commerce deployed a dozen stores in the areas to sell necessary foods – rice, noodles, canned fish, fish and soy sauces.

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