MARKET vendors from Snoeng Market in Battambang province’s Banon district have filed a complaints against their proposed relocation and called on NGOs to intervene in their case, vendors said on Monday.
Bun Thet, a representative of the sellers, said he filed a complaint to provincial authorities and local NGOs on Monday, to request that they be allowed to continue doing business in the same location. Sreng Sreang, governor of Banon district, could not be reached for comment on Monday.
On January 20, Banon district authorities sent a letter to vendors giving them until January 22 to move to a new market. It said the old market is due to be affected by the upgrade of National Road 57, which runs from Battambang to Pailin.
“All the vendors agree for any company to develop the market, but they should come develop the old market. We do not agree to move to the new market,” Bun Thet said.
Buth Sambo, Banon district police chief, said the villagers might be able to do business at the old location if they can put up with the inconvenience of the road construction.