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District 1 mulls expanding food stalls model

Update: January, 27/2018 - 09:00
A food stall on Nguyễn Văn Chiêm Street. District 1 is currently working on its pavement management and usage plan. – Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The People’s Committee of HCM City’s District 1 on Thursday proposed expanding the current model for pavement food stalls at a meeting with the city’s People Committee on the district’s development for 2018.

Trần Thế Thuận, chairman of the District 1 People’s Committee, said that a four-month trial run of food stalls for poor vendors on Nguyễn Văn Chiêm Street and in Bách Tùng Diệp Park had received positive feedback from the vendors as well as locals and tourists.

Thuận asked the city’s People’s Committee to allow District 1 to expand the food stall model on more streets in District 1 this year.

He also asked the city to approve pedestrian use of Bùi Viện Street yesterday instead of only on the weekends.

In another matter, District 1 is working on a plan to minimise pavement misuse, consulting different authorities.

HCM City has commended District 1’s effort of restoring order to its pavements in 2017, in which District 1 dealt with 17,000 cases of pavement misuse and restored order to 86 per cent of the pavements.

However, the city noted that pavement misuse was still a big problem and more work needed to be done. — VNS

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