BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya said he has requested the national government to provide a bigger funding for the renovation of the Sum-ag Public Market along Araneta Street, Bacolod City for its conversion into a 2-storey building.
Gasataya said the Department of Public Works and Highways has started the renovation of the Sum-ag Public Market and Granada Public Market, as well as the construction of a public market in Brgy. Banago in December last year.
Both the Granada and Banago Public Markets have a budget of about P16 million each, while the Sum-ag Public Market has a budget of P41 million, he said.
Gasataya said the DPWH has requested the barangays concerned to provide assistance to ensure that no vendor will be displaced.
They hope that the Granada and Banago satellite markets will be finished within this year, he said.
Meanwhile, Gasataya said the DPWH started the concreting of a dirt road connecting Barangay Alangilan in Bacolod City to Brgy. Alegria in Murcia, Negros Occidental last year.
He said they hope to finish in a few months the project that will provide easy access to people from Brgys. Garanada and Alangilan to travel to Murcia. The project will also open the area to economic and tourism opportunities and will be more easily accessible for people from Bacolod going to Murcia.*