Olakha tem­po­rary veg­etable mar­ket

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Atem­po­rary veg­etable mar­ket shed lo­cated just above Babesa-Olakha high­way is owned by Retd. Bri­gadier Sonam Rinchen who has lease out to al­most 14 veg­etable ven­dors.

The shed is planned and man­aged by Mr. Prakash Rai and Mr. Nor­gay from April last year with the prior ap­proval from Thim­phu Thromde (City Cor­po­ra­tion) and Bhutan Agri­cul­ture and Food Reg­u­la­tory Au­thor­ity (BAFRA).

Mr. Prakash who is also the ven­dors said that this mar­ket shed is of only for tem­po­rary and once the new set­tle­ment reach out here, they have to shift to other places.

He added that for this place they need to pay monthly of Nu. 2300 per ven­dor as a fee. Ac­cord­ing to Mr. Prakash he says that the rates are same as cen­te­nary mar­ket and it also de­pend upon the sea­son.

“They are fac­ing prob­lem with the ven­dors sell­ing be­yond the bound­ary which is not per­mis­si­ble to sell,” said Prakash.

An­other ven­dor Mr. Nor­gay said that cus­tomers are re­ally happy with the ex­ist­ing veg­etable mar­ket shed as they can save taxi fare and their pre­cious time be­cause they get all the ne­ces­si­ties that were sold in the mar­ket with the rea­son­able prizes.

Mean­while, Prakash added that in near fu­ture the owner has planned to con­struct veg­etable mar­ket shed but it is not fixed that when it will be done.

“If there is any plan in near fu­ture, they all have to shift from there,” said Prakash.

One of the cus­tomers San­gay said that although the place is freely ac­ces­si­ble by all the vis­i­tors but the place is not prop­erly set­tled and it looks un­tidy. There­fore he added that if Thromde could con­struct mar­ket shed it will be con­ve­nient for the ven­dors as well as for the cus­tomers.

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