Yangon street vendors resist YCDC market plans

Despite the best efforts of local authorities to clean up Yangon’s streets, vendors say they are unwilling or unable to move into new purpose-built markets being built by Yangon City Development Committee. Business is booming along main roads and outside bazaars and supermarkets, with vendors selling everything from snacks to clothes to second hand electronics, […]

YCDC to Ban Street Vendors from September

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has announced that beginning in September street vendors will be banned in 33 townships that make up YCDC’s territory. Currently, street vendors are allowed to setup stalls on the pavement between the hours of 3-9 pm. YCDC said street vendors and stalls are causing disruptions to passing pedestrians, contributing […]