Nine out of 10 or 89.3 percent of residents are satisfied with the renovation of public markets, based on scientific survey of Random Access Consultants, Inc. (RACI) conducted Feb 3-5.
“We are happy with the results and we will continue to reach the dreams of every Ilonggo. The priority infrastructure improvement projects, just like the newly-renovated district plazas, are part of WHEELS (Welfare, Health, Education, Environment, Livelihood, Sustainability) Program for inclusive development,” Mayor Jerry Treñas stressed.
“We want our markets to level up and become competitive by providing the public a comfortable and convenient ‘mall-setting’ establishment with cheaper and bargain products and affordable services,” Treñas added.
The City Government has started implementing construction works on Jaro Big Market, Arevalo Public Market and La Paz Public Market.
“Comfort rooms, parking facilities and effective drainage system are being included in the development plans. These will make it easy and accessible for the public when buying their needs in the markets,” Treñas said.
The improvements will likewise solve traffic congestion and perennial flooding in the market area.
Temporary market relocation will be provided prior to start of construction works to prevent interruption of economic activities.