Foreign visitors at Bách Tùng Diệp Park in HCM City’s District 1. — VNS File Photo
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — On August 28 Nguyễn Văn Chiêm became the first street in HCM City to be earmarked for low-income vendors, enabling street food sellers to earn a living and meeting the huge demand for street food among locals and foreign visitors.
The vendors’ stands will be open from 6am to 9am and from 11am to 2pm daily.
Some 40 households have been licensed by local authorities to sell food on a pilot basis on a 40m stretch of pavement.
This is also part of the city’s solution to prevent encroachment of pavements by street vendors.
The vendors on Nguyễn Văn Chiêm Street do not have to pay rent for using the pavement but are required to sell to-go food only, ensure food safety and hygiene, classify their waste and have professional sales skills.
A second such spot at Bách Tùng Diệp Park, also in District 1, where some 30 vendors will be allowed to set up shop, is scheduled to open late next month, according to media reports. — VNS