New market building up for operation soon PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 July 2014 13:47

Except for the water facility, construction of a new market complex at what used to be the Ping’s Commercial inside the main public market is complete.

City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. said changes in the specifications of the water pipes and other connection facilities caused the delay in the operation of the new building.

The new market complex houses 9 new public market buildings with complete comfort room facilities, requires larger water pipes, valves and other fittings, Orendain said.

Once operational, the new building will absorb all its 240 original occupants engaged in various businesses that include grocery or sale of dry goods, eateries, barter trade goods and dried fish. The occupants are temporarily occupying market alleys to sell their wares.

The city administrator assured that operation of the facility will immediately start as soon as the water facility is installed.

The main public market facing the waterfront is one of the city’s economic enterprises aside from the Sta. Cruz Commercial Complex, Bagsakan Center, Cold Storage and the Slaughterhouse in San Roque.

Despite challenges, the economic enterprises continue to sustain its level of collection and income yearly, according to Orendain.

Just the other day, the City Government inaugurated the rehabilitated mini-terminal and 22 stalls at the Sta. Cruz market reinvigorating economic activities in the area.

The mini-terminal caters to mini-buses and jeepneys plying the Vitali, Curuan and Tolosa routes. — Sheila Covarrubias