Plan to relocate Kyimyindine fish market: Yangon Mayor

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Workers sort out prawns at a factory. Photo: Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development

The Yangon authorities are planning to relocate the Kyimyindine fish market to another place, said Mayor U Maung Maung Soe.
He made the remarks at a press conference on the Yangon City Development Committee’s performance, held on 9 December at the Yangon City Hall.
Local residents and people from neighboring wards were irked by offensive odor emanating from the market and the passage of container trucks at night, said the Mayor.
“We plan to move the Kyimyindine fish market. It is very congested here. Furthermore, it is next to houses. Some people do not want it to be relocated, while some want it to be moved to another place. As a mayor, I would like to suggest that it be moved,” he said.
To relocate the market, two places have been identified — the mouth of Yangon River or Shwepadauk area, he added.
The designated sites should have cold storage and must accommodate boats, according to the Yangon City Development Committee.
On 13 August, the Yangon Region Chief Minister had met with representatives from CITIC Myanmar Company and discussed matters related to the establishment of a fish auction market.
A feasibility study is being undertaken to set up a fish auction market in Dala Township. A systematic fish market will be developed in Yangon, said U Phyo Min Thein, the Yangon Region Chief Minister during a press conference at the Yangon Region Investment Committee office.  (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

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