By Nyein Nyein
Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association (MFVP) has called for the affiliated associations and businesspersons to cooperate in the distribution and retail business of Yangon mobile market scheme.
MFVP planned to help support fast and smooth commodity flow of the producers and market stability amid the COVID-19 crisis and initiated the mobile market scheme to sell the fruits and vegetables with mobile trucks in the townships of Yangon, supported by Myanmar Trade Promotion Organization under the Ministry of Commerce and Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC).
Thus the MFVP invited the retail business partners who want to work together with them in line with the regulations.
This market plan will cover all the 45 townships in the Yangon Region, with some exception. The affiliated association will sell the vegetables with trucks in South Dagon Myothit, Dagon Seikkan, Dawbon and Thakayta townships for now. Six downtown areas — Latha, Lanmadaw, Pabedan, Kyauktada, Pazundaung and Botahtaung townships are excluded in this as selling with mobile trucks are restricted in the downtown areas. However, door-to-door delivery service or other suitable plans will be made for those six townships.
Additionally, the MFVP asked the retail business partners to bring fresh vegetables to those families in 34 townships.
Those affiliated associations and businesspersons who want to join this plan must have capital of K200,000 per truck, Hijet or any two-tonne truck with valid licence, licenced drivers, sales staff and supply chain workers.
The management team of the mobile truck will accept the goods supplied by the registered farmers only. The team will also set the price in individual wards with low-income people. Good packaging is also required for the door to door delivery system. Those truck operators must strictly adhere to the traffic rules, the rules set by the municipal, and the health guidelines for the coronavirus, the MFVP stated.
Those interested business partners must present the name and registration number of companies, MSMEs, businesses and associations, and verification of the respective ward administrator or municipal officials for small shops and volunteer group. The copy of motor vehicle licence and photo of vehicle will be provided as well. For further inquiry, they can contact through phone number 01-218367 or email [email protected] of the MFVP. During the Stay-at-Home period, they can also contact the officials of the MFVP via 09-5184756, 09-5250603 or [email protected], 09-5005269 (U Min Zaw), 09-43034894 (Daw Darli), 09-79654521(Daw Ei Ei Soe). (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)