Nyinkuac market in Abyei Town of Abyei Administrative Area is being reorganized to create space between shops.
The work began on Tuesday and will end over the weekend.
The executive director of Abyei Municipality Mr. Dut Piok Amuor says some business will be affected but the owners will be compensated.
It is believed that the reorganization of the market will help reduce the risk of fire outbreak.
Last week, fire from unknown source burnt most of the shops in Nyinkuac market.