Kalibo vendors back to old market posts

first_imgThe fire hasn’t stopped the 337vendors to get back into business. A special ordinance from theSangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan has allowed the affected stakeholders to usethe portion of the provincial road (Toting Reyes Street) from Roxas AvenueExtension to Fortunato Quimpo Street as temporary shelter for three months. Engr. Jesse Fegarido, head of theMunicipal Economic Enterprise and Development Office, said the stakeholderswill be accommodated in the middle portion of the public market here.     Two days after the fire, it was“business as usual” as vendors brought in items to sell to their loyalcustomers. The fire on Sept. 15 destroyed over300 stalls, leaving millions of merchandise in ashes, the Bureau of FireProtection said.       The Kalibo market vendors, who were affected by the fire last Sept. 15, are heading back to their old location, according to the municipal government. AKEAN FORUM The personnel of the municipalgovernment began the heavy equipment operations three weeks after the fire toremove debris from the site, allowing the LGU to rebuild the public market.center_img “Nalinisnatin ang portion ng tindahan na nasunog at gawin nating temporary selling area nila. Aayusin natin at lalagyan ng bubong,at ibabalik ang mga apektadong stakeholders para hindi na tayo magkaproblema sa trapik sa Toting Reyes Street,”Fegarido said. KALIBO, Aklan – The market vendors,who were affected by the fire here last September, were heading back to theirold location, the municipal government said.    Many of them decided to sell in thesidewalks while waiting for the temporary shelter promised by local governmentofficials. Fegarido said the municipal LGU plansto put up a temporary relocation site next year before the massivereconstruction of the damaged portion of the market. “Sangayon muna, roofing ang i-construct natinwithin two weeks para makalipat ang mganasunugan na kasalukuyang nagtitinda sa sidewalks at ibang area ng tindahan,” saidFegarido.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN)last_img

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