Street-side petrol sellers cling on as station numbers increase

Street-side petrol sellers were a common sight before 2010, when there were relatively few official petrol stations, all run by a government monopoly. The introduction of private fuel stations brought the number of stations from 260 in 2010 to over 1000 now, reducing the need for roadside fuel vendors as it became easier for drivers […]

Market vendors protest lottery for new stalls

Stallholders in the old Thiri Yadanar Sanpya Market in Mandalay Region’s Pyin Oo Lwin township say they are prepared to demonstrate against a plan that would deny many of them places in the new market – unless they win a lottery. Of the more than 400 retailers doing business in the temporary market, only 220 […]