City eyes alternative night market venues

BAGUIO CITY – Night market vendors affected by the ongoing Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) road works along Harrison Road will temporarily be transferred to alternative sites at the Ganza parking lot at Burnham Park and along Perfecto St.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan who chairs the Baguio City Market Authority (BCMA) last week directed offices to prepare the temporary relocation sites including the lighting system to be installed by the city engineer’s office.

Domogan emphasized to the vendors that they will be allowed to use the Ganza area and Perfecto St.; however, they should only being operating at 9PM and strictly follow the same rules and regulations set by the city.

“We need your cooperation and understanding for the temporary inconvenience caused by the on-going projects of the DPWH because this is also for the betterment of the city of Baguio,” stressed the mayor.

According to DPWH-CAR regional director Alexander Castañeda, close to a billion peso worth of infrastructure projects was approved for the city wherein P319-M was allotted for 39 roads and bridges, P200-M for four flood control drainage works and P142.5-M for local infrastructure projects.

These projects are set for completion within this year including those projects not yet awarded to contractors, added Castañeda.

He said there are 81 projects set for implementation within this year with 59 already awarded before the election ban took effect last March 25. Also, of the 81 projects, the DPWH-Cordillera will implement eight projects with a funding of P256.6 million.

The projects include the construction of rain water collection facilities along Kennon Rd, Magsaysay Ave, Quirino Highway, Kayang, Abanao St, and Harrison Rd./Jho Arranz


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