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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Vegetable prices up in Kalay after landslide

Vegetables are displayed at a shop of a market in Kalay Township

Kalay November 3

Vegetable prices in Kalay of Sagaing Region have increased after the vehicles transporting vegetables from Chin State to the town are stranded in a landslide on the road for almost three days.

Vegetables including tomato, potato, cabbage, caulifl ower, onion, and so on are mainly transported to Kalay from Chin State, according to transporters.

“We distribute vegetables from Chin State to Kalay, and because of the landslide on the road, vehicles carrying vegetables got stranded and vegetables went bad. And we have lost over 20 bags of cabbages,” said Daw Bwe, owner of Kha Ye Vegetable Wholesaler in Kalay.

Vegetable sellers are selling at higher prices as vegetable supply has been disrupted by the landslide.

“Before the landslide, tomato was sold for around Ks-1,000 per viss, but the price increased to around Ks-2,000 yesterday (October 31) but it has declined to Ks-1,600 today,” said vegetable seller Daw Nyo in Kalay Township.

A landslide stretching 150 feet took place on the road section between Thaing Ngaing Village of Tiddim Township, Chin State and Kalay Township, Sagaing Region on October 29.

Then, the Ministry of Construction repaired the road and the road is back into commission on October 31, but then, truck drivers do not dare to use the road for fear of further landslide, which disrupted the vegetable supply, according to wholesalers.

The Myawady Daily

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