Mod­ern fruits, vegetable mar­ket to open in Danyin­gone

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - News - TIN YADANARTUN tinyada­nar­tun@mm­times.com JULY 28, 2017

THE coun­try’s first in­ter­na­tional stan­dard flow­ers, fruits and vegetable whole­sale cen­ter will be opened soon at In­sein town­ship in Danyin­gone in Yan­gon, said Yan­gon Chief Min­is­ter U Phyo Min Thein.

The mar­ket will be opened within this year and we will try to con­tinue im­prov­ing it, said U Phyo Min Thein dur­ing a meet­ing with busi­ness­men and gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, in­clud­ing the vice pres­i­dent last week.

“When we re­searched and found out there is no fruit and vegetable whole­sale mar­ket in the coun­try, we de­cided to open the Dayin­gone whole­sale mar­ket, with enough stores and cool­ing sys­tem,” he said.

“This mod­ern high stan­dard whole­sale mar­ket was planned since the pre­vi­ous USDP party led gov­ern­ment and we will con­tinue the project and sup­port it too,” he added.

The new Danyin­gone whole­sale mar­ket is a joint ven­ture be­tween Myan­mar Agro Ex­change Com­pany Ltd and Yan­gon City Devel­op­ment Com­mit­tee (YCDC). Con­struc­tion be­gan in April 2015.

The mar­ket is be­ing con­structed on an 85-acre land of YCDC, with an in­vest­ment of K118 bil­lion (US$8.69 mil­lion).

“Some lo­cal farm­ers can­not sell di­rectly to for­eign buy­ers or ex­port their farm’s prod­uct be­cause of lack of knowl­edge in mar­ket­ing. They can­not profit from their hard work,” said a YCDC spokesper­son.

“We build this mar­ket for farm­ers to link them with their cus­tomers and for buy­ers to go di­rectly to the farm­ers without go­ing through mid­dle­man,” he said.

The new mar­ket con­sists of four build­ings and will also of­fers 2500 park­ing lots, a truck ter­mi­nal, fa­cil­i­ties for clean­ing fruit and veg­eta­bles.

There are plans to build sim­i­lar whole­sale mar­kets in Nay Pyi Taw, Man­dalay and Muse, ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of Com­merce.

‘We build this mar­ket for farm­ers to link them with their cus­tomers and for buy­ers to go di­rectly to the farm­ers...’

A woman walks past the Danyin­gone mar­ket con­struc­tion site in In­sein town­ship, Yan­gon on July 25. Photo:shin Moe Myint

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