First night bazaar opened in Yangon

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By Yadana | Photo by Teza Hlaing
|travel sector
Nov 2016

Yangon authorities have opened the very first night bazaar in Yangon city in the last week of November aiming to control congested downtown street vendors.

Local newspaper 7 Day reported that Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein opened the night market located on the Strand Road in the evening of November 23.

Giving priority to the fruit sellers and food stalls, about 1,600 shops were relocated to the bazaar from their original venues on the platforms in four downtown townships.

Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) spent about 500 million kyat to be able to open the market, where the committee provides basic services like water, electricity, garbage collecting and toilets.

The chief minister said the bazaar project is the first effort of the new government on transforming the country’s former capital to become a great and green city with heritages.

It is also a first attempt to tackle traffic congestions in downtown Yangon and crowded pedestrian platforms with chaotic shops.

A member of YCDC said the committee will stop the street vendors opening the shops on the main roads in downtown.

There are over 6,000 street vendors in four downtown townships.

Ref: 7 Day

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