Recently, it is reported that an investigation into the number of stalls owned by market merchants in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province, North Korea is underway.
A source from Yanggang Province told Daily NK on the 4th, “Since the end of last month, the Commerce Bureau of the People’s Committee of the Provincial People’s Committee has been investigating the number of stalls owned by each merchant in the market in Hyesan. is a situation that has to be given up unconditionally,” he said.
According to sources, the investigation is being conducted with the aim of recovering shelves from merchants who have more than one. In particular, the investigation is being conducted directly by the Provincial People’s Committee’s Commercial Bureau rather than the Market Management Office, so there are voices of concern among merchants with multiple kiosks.
Moreover, members of the Provincial People’s Committee’s Commercial Bureau are intensively looking at merchants who own the most expensive shelves, such as those for industrial goods, and it is known that some merchants are trying to dispose of them urgently.
Merchants who have purchased several shelves with their own money are trying to sell the shelves before they are taken away for free through this survey, but they do not sell well, so only the price of the shelves is falling.
A source said, “The Provincial People’s Committee plans to supply the collected rugs to the people’s groups in Hyesan City and distribute them free of charge to the poorest generation. It has been decided on,” he explained.
However, there are not many merchants operating two or more stalls in Jangmadang, Hyesan City, so the opposition to the dodang’s decision is not easy, the source said.
In fact, the sources say that they are voicing their resentment, saying, ‘The government should take measures for the difficult generation, why do individuals collect the stands they bought for free, even in a coercive way?’
The source said, “The merchants who run multiple stalls have power behind them and have connections with the market management office. He said, “I don’t even know if it’s legal or unincorporated.”
He also said, “These words are virtually the same as forcibly taking away the shelves of wealthy and powerful merchants,” he said.
Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.
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