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    HCM City launches first ‘food street’ for local vendors

    After months of anticipation, the first official “food street” in HCM City opened on Monday (August 28) in District 1.

    Twenty food stalls were set up on the pavements along Nguyen Van Chiem Street, located between Diamond Plaza and the Youth Culture House. 

    Forty street vendors who once occupied sidewalks in different areas in District 1, now have a dedicated, safe place to sell food.

    HCM City launches first ‘food street’ for local vendors
    Bun cha - photo by Takeaway

    The vendors have been divided into two groups of 20 each, with the first group working the 6-9am shift and the second the 11am-2pm shift.

    Speaking at the opening ceremony, Tran The Thuan, chairman of District 1’s People’s Committee, said 40 street vendors were chosen from low-income families in the district.    

    The vendors, who received training on food safety, fire prevention and sorting of garbage, were provided uniforms and name tags, according to Thuan.

    Each street vendor is allowed to sell either food or drinks to customers, mainly for takeaway.

    All of the food is prepared and cooked at home and is then brought to the street to be warmed up and sold.

    The second food street in District 1 is expected to open in Bach Tung Diep Park next month.

    The city is also looking forward to opening similar spaces in other districts to help street vendors have safe, appealing places to do business.

    Hoang Nguyen

    VNS


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