HCMC – The HCMC Department of Industry and Trade has been told to work with Hoc Mon District and the relevant agencies over a proposal to set up a night market and a pedestrian street in this outlying district.
Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Phan Van Mai assigned this task to the department after the city’s government received the district’s proposal to develop the night market and the pedestrian street in the district center, the local media reported.
According to the proposal, the night market and the pedestrian street would be set up along a road running parallel to the National Highway 22 section passing through Hoc Mon, since this urban road has been lined with eateries for a long time, which are often crowded on the weekend.
The Hoc Mon government would coordinate with Grand Expo Co., Ltd. to organize these night-time activities, which would take place bimonthly and last 10 days each, starting this month.
The launch of the night market and the pedestrian street aims to promote the night-time economy and offer products at preferential prices to locals. Besides, the district looks to provide more products under the city’s commodity price stabilization program to consumers to encourage the consumption of domestically produced goods, said a representative of Hoc Mon.