Hanoi (VNA), Jan. 18 -- Hanoi will not have to face a shortage of pork during the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, an official of the capital city's Industry and Trade Department has said.

A nationwide shortage has held for about 10 months due to the impact of African swine fever .

Tran Thi Phuong Lan, the department's deputy director, said Hanoians' demand for pork will be met because suppliers from neighbouring provinces and cities have committed to providing the city with an estimated volume of 43,000 tonnes of pork during the holiday.

The capital city's demand for pork is predicted at about 22,300 tonnes during the holiday.

The price of pork at traditional markets ranges from 130,000 - 180,000 VND (5.6 - 7.74 USD) per kil...