At the inauguration of Danyingone wholesale market on Tuesday, Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said that plans were underway to upgrade 170 markets in Yangon.
“When we take over administration, there were 174 markets in Yangon. Our new government decided to do upgrading works of these markets. Most of the venders are selling things outside of the market.
“When we studied why this happened, we found out that the environment of markets is alarming. Shoppers don’t wish to go inside the markets. We need to promote markets that are clean and fresh and suitable for meat and vegetables,” said Phyo Min Thein.
He continued to say that there was a plan for gradually increasing of Yangon area. “For more development of Yangon city, we need to practice a better system in every environment,” he said.
With these intentions, the Danyingone wholesale fruit, vegetable and flower market was opened yesterday. The market, which is a joint venture between YCDC and the Myanmar Agro Exchange Public Ltd, is located at the corner of the Shwe Pyi Thar Bridge road and Pale Road in Insein Township.
The market is 82.78 acres wide and construction was started in December 2015. As a first part of the project, three buildings with 5,600 stalls were built, and K25 billion was spent, including investment from more than 2,000 shareholders.
The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, and there will be more than 9,000 stalls in total.