Cebu News

New Consolacion market breaks ground

The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines — The new ?500-million Consolacion Public Market finally broke ground yesterday with Cebu 6th District Representative Daphne Lagon and Consolacion Mayor Teresa Alegado leading the ceremony.

In her speech, Lagon said she is happy that her dream for a modern public market in the town is coming into fruition.

Of the ?500-million budget for the construction of the market, Lagon said that through her initiative, a total of ?127 million is already initially released for phase 1 of the project.

Alegado said that for phase 1, a three-story building will be constructed which comprises some stalls at the first floor, parking area at the second floor, and government offices at the third floor.

The construction of phase 1 of this project will be done by Gonzalodo Enterprises, which is expected to complete the three-story building within the next 270 days.

Alegado said that this is one of her legacy projects and is happy that Lagon is funding it.

Lagon added that an additional ?150 million funding will be infused for phase 2 of the project until the completion of the total cost of ?500 million.

“Maninguha ko nga makumpleto g’yud ang maong project kay akong nakita nga its time for Consolacion to have a new and modern market,” Lagon said.

The new market is to pave the way for the modernized market and aside from being modern, the market itself will be a two two-story structure with a bridge connecting the two buildings.

Alegado added that some residents from as far as Danao City and Mandaue City go to their market.

“Kay ang among merkado diri limpyo, barato, ug smiling ang mga tindero ug tindera,” said Alegado.

Currently, there are over 600 stall owners in the market. As phase 1 of the project commences, no one will be displaced.

“Anha ra na sila sa kilid kilid lang sa while ongoing ang construction sa phase 1,” the mayor added.(CEBU NEWS)

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