Bayintnaung Commodity Depot to reopen on 15 December for pulses trade

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(FILES) Workers bag beans at a commondity depot in the Bayintnaung Wholesale Market in Yangon. Photo: Phoe Khwar

Yangon Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bayintnaung commodity depot) will resume its trading on 15 December to ease the trading during harvest time of beans and effectuate the development of the market, said a statement released by the depot on 10 December.
The depot was temporarily halted owing to the coronavirus impacts. It will reopen between 11 am and 2 pm starting from 15 December to keep the market alive.
The members of depots must strictly adhere to the health guidelines on the COVID-19 issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports. They must maintain social distancing (staying six feet apart from each other), taking temperature, wearing the mask and wash and sanitize the hands to engage in trading.
The harvest season of pulses is drawing nearer. The reopening of the depot is aimed for the growth of the market amid the COVID-19 crisis, said a member of the depot.
On 12 December, the black bean was worth K1,018,000 per tonne for fair and average quality, while the beans of Special Quality fetched K1,163,000 per tonne.
The pigeon pea was valued K805,000 per tonne, the depot’s market data indicated.
Those who fail to abide by the health guidelines, for instance wearing a mask under your chin, will be charged K5,000, the depot announced. — GNLM (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

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