Yangon’s second night market nearing completion

Yangon’s first night market on the Strand Road. (Photo-Kyi Naing)

 

Yangon’s second night market on 52nd Street in Pazundaung Township is nearing completion, according to the management department of Yangon City Development Committee.

“The installation of CCTV cameras is under way, while the the water supply system and mobile toilets have been completed, said an official from the YCDC.

The YCDC will accommodate more than 140 street vendors at the second night market. In doing so, priority will be given to street vendors from Pazundaung Township.

“We are planning to collect the lists of street vendors in cooperation with MPs. In the morning, street vendors will be allowed to sell vegetables. I don’t know the exact date for the opening of the second night market,” he added.

The YCDC has allocated 1,600 out of more than 6,000 food and fruit shops from Kyauktada, Pabedan, Latah and Lanmdaw, at Yangon’s first night market which opened on November 23 last year. Criminal action will be taken against shops on 11 main roads in four downtown townships in accordance with the YCDC law.

The allocation of the first market was controversial however, as some street vendors held a press conference at the Office of Myanmar Journalist Network in Yangon in last year’s December, complaining that they did not get spaces.