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Mobile market trucks offer food at fair prices

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Mobile market truck sells meat, rice and cooking oil to local consumers.

Mobile market trucks are back to their businesses and they offered staple food at fairer prices on 7 January in the five townships (Dala, Seikkyi Khanaungto, Twantay, Kyimyindine and Kamayut), Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) stated.
The consumers can buy rice at K1,000 (low-quality rice) and K1,700 (Pawsan variety) per condensed milk can, edible oil at K1,850 per 50-viss bottle, egg at K1,300 per 10 pc and other meat such as mutton, beef with the mobile market trucks.
“The mobile market makes shopping more convenient and safer. Consumers do not need to go to the crowded market during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most importantly, the price is cheaper. We can buy most of the items at one place,” said Daw Thida Oo who lives in Dala Township.
In a bid to reduce the crowd at markets, bringing fresh food to the consumers and containing the possible spread of the coronavirus in the region, the mobile market was started to run in the townships, arranged by Yangon City Development Committee and the affiliated associations of UMFCCI.
The trucks will offer the packaged CP chicken, pork, beef, mutton, fresh and saltwater fish, egg and vegetables at a fair price.
The mobile market plan will proceed to other townships in four districts of the Yangon Region. The UMFCCI will update the daily sales plans through their Facebook Page and CITY FM programme. The trucks are hanging mobile market vinyl and the respective officials from YCDC are monitoring them.
The management team of the mobile truck will accept the goods supplied by the registered farmers only. The team will also set a fair price in certain wards for low-income people. Those truck operators must strictly adhere to the traffic rules, the rules set by the municipal, and the health guidelines for the coronavirus, the UMFCCI stated. — Ko Naing (Bago)/GNLM

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