The main vegetable market in Phnom Penh will move to a new prepared location in Kandal province. The vegetable hub for the capital’s residents, which is normally the area surrounding Doeum Kor market in Tuol Kork and Boeng Keng Kang districts, has been temporarily shut down for 14 days from April 18 to May 1. The reason was that some 100 sellers and market security guards tested positive for COVID-19.
Kandal provincial governor Kong Sophorn said the new vegetable market will be in Kandal province, but the exact location has not yet been decided.
“We are having trouble to find a suitable location for this market. We have not been able to find an exact location yet, most of the land is busy, and some land has problems with an access road, but we will find it”, he told Khmer Times yesterday. “We will find a suitable location soon. It is very important for Phnom Penh and Takmao city residents as they are under the same lockdown.”
This vegetable market is a wholesale market in Phnom Penh. Most of vegetables have been brought there from different locations in Cambodia at night before they were distributed to different markets throughout Phnom Penh.