LEGITIMATE vendors doing business at Warwick Barracks and Freedom Park at the Carbon Public Market will soon be transferred to a temporary site as Megawide Construction Corp. prepares to start developing the two areas next month.
Louie Ferrer, Megawide chief corporate affairs and branding officer, said they will start transferring over 700 stallholders doing business in the two areas, to an interim market site located at Carbon’s Unit 2 facility by the middle of November.
He expects that all the vendors would be able to sell their products at the interim market facility by December 15.
At the same time, Cebu2World Development, Megawide’s subsidiary, will also start its development of the Carbon Public Market, provided that all vendors doing business at Warwick Barracks and Freedom Park have been transferred to the interim market at Unit 2, Ferrer said.
He said once all vendors are transferred to Unit 2, Megawide will assure that the flow of traffic in the area won’t be affected to ensure that customers will still flock there.
Megawide also announced that it will build a drainage that will catch floodwater from the downtown area, especially Leon Kilat and Colon streets, to prevent flooding of the Carbon areas during the rainy season.
Ferrer said the drainage in the area was no longer working since it was already filled with soil and trash, and small culverts were used.
Ferrer said they will work closely with the Cebu City Government for the implementation of their drainage master plans to put an end to the problem of flooding in the downtown area. (PAC / JKV)