Ho Chi Minh City

HCM City to open more food streets

Seven among ten wards of district 1 put forward measures to open food streets on the sidewalks by hour in the areas. 

More food streets will be opened in December, 2017

More food streets will be opened in December, 2017

With the proposal, Chairman of the People’s Committee of district 1 Mr. Tran The Thuan surveyed pavements of Nguyen Thi Nghia street (Ben Thanh ward) and Nguyen Thai Hoc street in front of Ernst Thälmann High school (Pham Ngu Lao ward) this morning.  
 
The sidewalks are extensive with 8- 10 meters long which are convenient for the proposal.
 
Chairman Tran The Thuan said that the district agreed to the suggestion of Pham Ngu Lao ward in using a part of pavements of Nguyen Thai Hoc street to set up street food stalls to create jobs for street vendors with their difficult life. 

HCM City to open more food streets ảnh 1 Chairman of the People’s Committee of district 1 Tran The Thuan and funtional forces survey pavements of Nguyen Thi Nghia street (Ben Thanh ward) and Nguyen Thai Hoc street.
He also asked the functional agencies to quickly repair as well as restore the sidewalks to early put into operation of the street food zone in December, 2017.
 
The activity aims to help poor residents as well as street vendors to have a stable life without affecting to the city’s tourism as well as taking space for pedestrians.
 
Earlier, Ho Chi Minh City put into operation of the street food areas on the sidewalks of Nguyen Van Chiem Street and in Bach Tung Diep Park, District 1 on September. 
 
The pilot operation takes place from 6:00 – 9:00 am and 10:00 am -14:00 pm every day.

HCM City to open more food streets ảnh 2 The opening of food streets aims to create job for street vendors and poor residents. 



BY KIEU PHONG- Translated by Huyen Huong

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