Market on wheels brings food to people in need during lockdown


A new initiative launched in Prachuap Khiri Khan aims to make it easier for people to get fresh produce and groceries without having to make frequent trips to the local market.

Officials from Prachuap Khiri Khan City Hall have launched 16 ‘mobile caravans’ which will serve as a ‘market on wheels’ to help people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The vehicles will operate in all 8 districts of Prachuap Khiri Khan, bringing fresh produce and groceries to people during the current lockdown.

The mobile markets sell goods at a reduced rate, meaning they are often cheaper than the local markets, Mr. Sirisak Sirimangkala, Deputy Governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan said at the launch of the initiative on Monday (Aug 16).

Items on sale include things like eggs, jasmine rice and sugar, with each vehicle carrying up to 70 different products.

A 5kg bag of jasmine rice costs around 120-baht, officials said, adding that the initiative will not only provide convenience but also help to alleviate the cost of living from the impact of COVID-19.

The vehicles will be selling goods at various locations between August 16 and September 14.