BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan clarified in his weekly forum the purpose of the utilization of the Ganza parking area formerly Jadewell parking area under the management of the Jadewell Corporation as night market.
Domogan stressed that the proposed night market at the Ganza parking area by the Baguio City Market Authority (BCMA) will be giving priority to displaced sidewalk vendors and regular walk-ins, may it be rainy season or dry season.
The remaining available slots will then be given to interested permanent Baguio residents who want to have livelihood.
Domogan pointed out that Ganza will be used as relocation to some vendors along Harrison Road, displaced sidewalk vendors and regular walk-in so as to clear the center island and make the night market more orderly.
The BCMA estimates Ganza area to accommodate 500 slots for night market activities.
The city has allotted one million fund to install lighting system as to end the continuing complaints on poor lighting system along Harrison Road.
Domogan reminded night market vendors to observe cleanliness in their respective areas and police their own ranks to ensure peace and order.
The night market was originally formulated to contain the number of itinerant sidewalk vendors along city streets and the same operates from 9pm until 4am.
Through the years, night market has become famous and has drawn a significant number of tourists as well as residents which admittedly boosted the industry in the city of pines./Jho Arranz