New market bldg turned over today PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 August 2014 12:32

The new market complex which used to be the Ping’s commercial building at the waterfront market will be inaugurated and turned over today.

Mayor Beng Climaco and City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. will lead the turnover ceremony set at 9am today.

The turnover takes place after water connection to the building has completed making the building ready for occupancy by the original concessionaires.

The new market complex houses 9 new public market buildings with complete comfort room facilities and other amenities. A total of 240 original occupants or stall holders engaged in various business activities that include groceries and sale of dry goods, barter trade goods and dried fish. Other stalls operate as eateries and rice and grains dealers.

Since the start of the construction of the building, the stall holders temporarily occupied market alleys to sell their wares, according to Orendain.

The delay in the turnover of the building was caused by the changes in the specifications for the water pipes, valves and other fittings.

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. — Sheila Covarrubias