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Vendors

Clear the streets – or else

Street vendors in Phnom Penh have been warned to clean up their act or face legal action. Phnom Penh Deputy Governor Khuong Sreng said selfish vendors caused traffic congestion and disruption on roads around the capital. He said the authorities were keen to clamp down but ...

China Town, Khao San Road areas to be transformed into organised street food areas

The government is planning to transform Bangkok’s China Town and Khao San Road into well-organised areas for street food vendors. “We will allow street stalls, as long as they comply with our regulations on zoning, stall designs, green packaging and hygienic standards,” Second Lieutenant Pornchanok Amphan, ...

Food vendors fearful amid BMA move to sweep them away

Thousands of food vendors are fearful about their future after officials from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration declared their intention to clear them off streets for the sake of cleanliness. For three decades everyone from police and builders, to street cleaners and partying rich kids have ...

BMA bans all street food across Bangkok this year

Street food vendors will disappear from Bangkok by the end of the year in the interests of cleanliness, safety and order, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) says. In the capital, which is internationally recognised for its street food, famous locations such as Chinatown/Yaowarat and Khao San ...

Vendors, beggars banned from pedestrian-only zone

Vendors and beggars will not be allowed on 26th Street to the south of the Mandalay palace moat during the Thingyan festival next month and will face action if they are caught, warned Police Major U Nyein Chan Aung from Mandalay City Development Committee Police ...

New market building for Sittwe

A new building which will be constructed to replace the May Yu market in Sittwe township, Rakhine State, will include facilities such as a playground, hall, cinema and restaurants, as well as 268 shop lots offering goods such as clothing, commodities and electronic products. Construction ...

Government holds off on paddy purchases

The Ministry of Commerce is suspending plans for a paddy purchase program due to a recovery in market prices, according to ministry spokesperson U Khin Maung Lwin. U Khin Maung Lwin told The Myanmar Times in the first week of December that the ministry had approval ...

Street vendor holdouts, YCDC on crash course over relocation plan

Tensions are mounting between Yangon City Development Committee and the commercial capital’s street vendors, as a small contingent refuses to move stalls from their locations on Anawrahta Road. Following a recently announced ban on street stalls on Yangon’s 11 busiest roads, YCDC staff have been travelling ...

Nay Pyi Taw’s fresh produce market to reopen in January

Residents of the nation’s capital should have their fresh produce stalls back by the end of January when upgrades for Tha Pyay Gone Market are expected to wrap up, according to the Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee. The project, which has been under way for ...

Rice cooperatives still held back by marketing

Lao rice cooperatives have made good progress in terms of their rice production efforts but marketing and sales deficiencies are still causing problems for the co-ops. Agricultural officials and representatives from model cooperatives in the provinces of Xayaboury, Khammuan, Savannakhet and Vientiane are currently meeting ...

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