This from late last month, forgot to post at the time – street vendors banned from Hanoi’s thoroughfares – interesting factoid in the article;
According to the Asian Development Bank project, Making Markets Work Better for the Poor, an estimated 5,000 mobile vendors – mostly women – operate in the city centre.
But, what of the impact ont he folks doing the selling? All a bit unclear,
From 1 July, Lan will no longer be able to sell her packets of sticky
rice in the city because street vendors will be banned from commercial
streets. Lan says her family will starve.
"We will all go hungry," Lan says. "We are poor people. We have no land. We are dependent upon the street."
vendors have been an integral part of Hanoi’s street life for
centuries. Women in conical straw hats, balancing twin baskets
suspended from bamboo poles, are one of the city’s most enduring
not everyone sees the ban as spelling the vendors’ demise. The status
of Hanoi’s street hawkers is very murky, says Paule Moustier, a food
marketing researcher with CIRAD, the French institute that studies
agriculture in Asia. One regulation calls it illegal and another one
taxes it with the Green Ticket.
So has the latest law on street vendors crawling the streets of Hanoi had any impact? Not according to the latest snaps coming in from Flickr.