After the recent Muse shoot-out, trading in Muse 105 Miles Fruit wholesale market is lively only in the morning according to market sources.
“After the gunfire broke out, no buyers from China came. At present, only locals are doing business till 10:00 or 11:00 in the morning. If the trucks carrying fruits came late, it is sure for them to face losses,” said Sai Min Thu Naing from Khwa Nyo fruit shop from Muse 105 Miles Fruit wholesale market.
On May 6, about 100 trucks carrying watermelon entered the wholesale market but the prices are declining according to Khwa Nyo fruit shop from Muse 105 Miles Fruit wholesale market.
Myanmar exports 25 kinds of fruits to China and earns US $ 140 million per year. The main fruits importing to China are watermelon, mangoes and Muskmelons with 600,000 tons of watermelon, 100,000 to 150,000 tons of Musk melon and 400,000 tons of mangoes traded to China per year so far.
The Ta'ang National Liberation Army, an ethnic armed force, launched three attacks just after 5 a.m in Muse, northern Shan state, leaving 19 dead and 27 wounded.