Rice sale declines by one-third at Yangon wholesale centre

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Picture shows the office of Myanmar Rice and Paddy Traders Association in Wahdan Street, Yangon.  Photo: Thant Zin Win

Rice sale has declined by one-third at present during the COVID-19 outbreak, compared to the period before the pandemic, at the wholesale centre (Wahdan) operated by the Myanmar Rice Traders Association in Yangon.
U Kyaw Kyaw, the Joint-Secretary of association, said, “About 40,000 rice bags were sold each day before the outbreak of COVID-19 at our wholesale centre, and the amount has significantly declined by one-third as restaurants, and retailed shops were closed during the pandemic.”
“Rice price, however, increases around the end of each month due to higher demand by consumers,” he added.
The wholesale centre is opened five days each week since 18 December as the COVID-19 infection rate has declined although it was run only three days during the second wave of pandemic.—Thant Zin Win

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