P2.2 million Sta. Cruz mini-terminal unveiled PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 July 2014 13:15

The rehabilitated Sta. Cruz market mini-terminal area and 22 stalls were inaugurated and turned over Wednesday afternoon providing more convenient and better spaces for both concessionaires and consuming public.

Spearheaded by Mayor Beng Climaco and City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr., the unveiling and turnover ceremonies reinvigorate economic activities at the Sta. Cruz market which is one of the numerous economic enterprises of the city.

Costing P2.2 million, the project includes the mini terminal for mini-buses and jeepneys plying Vitali, Curuan and Tolosa routes and 16 charcoal stalls and 6 stalls selling assorted products—all located at the exit area of the Sta. Cruz market.

Orendain said the repair had to be undertaken as the mini-terminal and the 6 stalls for assorted products were in dilapidated condition while the 16 charcoal stalls were damaged by fire over in 2011.

The mini-terminal area has a space of 75 square meters while the charcoal stalls occupy a space of 9 square meters each. The stalls for assorted products occupy a space of 25 square meters each.

The original occupants of the stalls are the ones occupying the rehabilitated spaces. They were temporarily occupying makeshift stalls inside Sta. Cruz market Building C.

The use of the mini-terminal area by the mini-buses plying the Vitali, Curuan and Tolosa routes, is based on Traffic Ordinance 248, according to Orendain.

Also present during the inauguration and turnover rites were City Engineer Luis Despalo, Assistant City Administrator Elmeir Apolinario, Ph.D., the private contractor and the concessionaires. — Sheila Covarrubias