CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro, May 15 (PIA) — The escalators of the Calapan City Public Market are operating again.
The city government has replaced the old one with new Nippon brand escalators from Japan, and it has started to operate since May 10.
Mayor Arnan C. Panaligan, Vice Mayor Gil Ramirez and other city councilors led the blessing of the newly installed escalators, which cost P5 million.
In his message, Mayor Panaligan said he hopes that commercial business transactions will be improved again because of the installation of the new escalators, as it will ease the mobility of market-goers going to the second floor, particularly the senior citizens and Person with Disabilities (PWDs).
“Its operation, in fact, will help boost income of vendors as more buyers would go to the fish section, meat and chicken sections as well as vegetable section to buy their needs,” the local chief executive said.
Also, located at the second floor of the market are mini-restaurants that offer menu at affordable prices. The market’s cleanliness also added value and appreciation to it.
The bill payment sections like Bayad Centers and Collection Booth of Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative (ORMECO) are also found at the second floor of the public market. (LTC/DN/PIA-OrMin)
Source: PIA Feed