CEL Desk Research
Ministry of Health, 2020
HCMC People's Committee
General Statistics Office, 2020
Ministry of Industry and Trade, 2020
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2019-2020
Stephanie Cong, Nor-Feed
Fantastic work! Really useful project!
Ronnie Hill, RMIT Vietnam
Well-done CEL! That's great ! Keep it up!
Xavier Depouilly, Indochina Research
WHY WE DO THIS?
We see many people struggling during Covid finding and getting daily needs... Supply is often limited, several markets or stores are closed. Some districts are more affected than others. We want to contribute our expertise to provide people and professionals with useful facts and perspectives to help them cope with demand & supply challenges for essential goods. We are glad to introduce a new project under the Data For Good program: it's called HCMC DemandSupply. It consists of an online tool available for free for everyone.
This has 2 intents:
Help everyone find the closest point of food or essentials supply
Help decision makers to understand where the demand of essential products is and where there is a higher risk of shortages due to limited amount of supply points.
By "essentials" we mean mostly food for now. But that may be extended to healthcare in the near future. We also started with HCMC as it's the most restricted part of the country for now. We have aggregated data from the government, from the retail sectors, from various institutions. All the sources are transparent. The CEL team is also actively seeking for updates to keep the information as fresh as possible.
This HCMC DemandSupply is a great tool for following audiences:
People with limited revenue and difficult living conditions in HCMC
City Crisis team
Medical Doctors & Staff
Decision makers in Food, Pharma, Essentials industry
Any citizen that wants to contribute
This is the first version of HCMC DemandSupply tool and we are calling everyone to contribute to it, make it better, easier to use, more valuable to all of you. Whether you look for certain goods to purchase or to donate/provide them to the ones in need. This map will guide your way. This map is updated everyday hence we as CEL ensure you see the latest relevant data. It also tells you how much food is needed in your selected area, hence provides you with a clear understanding of demand.
HOW TO NAVIGATE THE DASHBOARD?
I WANT TO PURCHASE GOODS
The map below will show where you will get your products. Which stores are available and open during time of restrictions. It will guide you to find the most suitable option for you including further useful information.
I WANT TO PROVIDE GOODS
In this case the map below gives you a clear idea where your contribution is needed the most. We recognized an imbalance of food availability between districts and wards. You will see at first glance where your help is really needed due to current undersupply.
The map lets you zoom in and zoom out to focus on a certain area of your choice. The color coding in the map represents the population density down to ward level. It comes along with shown numbers about the demand of vegetables, meat and other food per capita. The top right corner offers you to choose both the supply point and the product you are interested in. The map will update according to your selection and show you the available supply points as dots at their specific location. Moreover we inform you about the name, the address, the opening hours and the food offered for each single dot. The bar chart on the left hand side indicates the number of stores per 10,000 people on a district level.
Regardless of our level of anxiety or optimism, it is important to remind ourselves that the weakest among us are going to suffer the most. Solidarity is what we have left to emerge stronger together once the tsunami has passed. - Julien Brun, Founder, CEL
HCMC ESSENTIAL FOOD SUPPLY
& DISTRIBUTION OVERVIEW
The food distribution system of Ho Chi Minh City has 207 supermarkets, 3 wholesale markets, 130 traditional markets, 37 shopping malls, over 2,600 mini convenience stores, and more than 28,700 grocery stores. Essential foods in HCMC are supplied from nearby provinces like Lam Dong, Dong Nai, Dong Thap, Tien Giang… Previously, the system of supermarkets and convenience stores met about one-fifth of the people’s food needs, the rest were goods from three large wholesale markets which are Binh Dien, Hoc Mon, and Thu Duc market, received from localities nearby, and then transferred to 130 traditional markets. However, when the epidemic was complicated, wholesale markets and traditional markets had to close, greatly affecting the supply of agricultural products to people.
PROVEN WAYS TO BALANCE DEMAND & SUPPLY
To make it easier to find mobile food trucks selling fruits and vegetables, BusMap, the name of an application/website, has been updated with the ability to find the location of the city's food trucks on the app or web browser.
We are not in a shortage of supply, but the issue lies in the distribution of essential goods because impact areas are conducting social distancing according to Directive 16...
In order to limit people from going out, the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has asked localities to organize distribution of food tickets on even-odd days and time frames. Some localities have started knocking on people's doors to distribute 'shopping' tickets...
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CEL is providing HCMC Essentials Demand & Supply information. The information provided to you is for reference purposes only and is not intended to be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. CEL makes reasonable efforts to produce and publish current and accurate maps and information. CEL makes no warranty, expressed or implied; representation; or guarantee as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of the data provided. You are receiving this information “as is” and CEL explicitly disclaims any representations and warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
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