People shop at Sikr market in al-Hasakah despite high prices

تحرير أيهم ناصيف | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 13 يناير، 2019 3:06:48 م خبر أعمال واقتصاداجتماعي اقتصادي

Al-Hasakah - SMART

People live in difficult economic conditions in the al-Hasakah governorate, Northeastern Syria. Most people shop in street markets such as the Sikr market, which is located in the al-Dirbasiya area. The market offers a wide selection of goods at low prices compared to other markets.

The Sikr market is a Friday market that attracts crowds of people. Vendors shout out their goods as customers move between stalls and carriages. Some customers look for specific goods and others negotiate with the vendors in hope of a bargain.

The trader Ahmad Khalifa said that the turnout in the market is good due to its low prices. Khalifa added that the market's goods are 20 percent cheaper than in other markets, noting that the market offers all basic goods.

The Sikr market is distinguished for its different goods, which include food, clothes, household items, sheep, cows, hens, and pigeons.

The trader Hameed Muhammad has been selling goods in the market for 20 years. Muhammad has a modest but picturesque stall where he displays sacks filled with candy and different kinds of spices and herbs.

Civilian Yusef Shahoud from Homs has been visiting the market to sell his sheep and buy vegetables and clothes for his children for eight years. Shahoud added that the trading opportunities and relatively high security pushed him to move to the area.

Local residents say that despite all the advantages of the market, such as the availability of goods, the Autonomous Administration neglects the market. Residents and traders complain about the lack of services and poor roads leading to the market.

A trader in the market said that he and the other traders have to pay the market administrators to display their goods in the market, but the administrators do not deliver on their promises to pave the roads linking the market to surrounding areas.

Outdoor markets and vendors are common in Syria, often named after the days of the week according to when they are open. Friday and Saturday markets are famous for their low prices and secondhand goods. Every day, vendors sell their goods in different cities and towns.

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تحرير أيهم ناصيف | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 13 يناير، 2019 3:06:48 م خبر أعمال واقتصاداجتماعي اقتصادي
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