MANILA - The city government of Marikina will open a new market this year as the city removes vendors from sidewalks and streets in compliance with the national government's orders.
Marikina Mayor Marcelino "Marcy" Teodoro said the P11-million Marikina City Bagong Sibol Market can house around 100 vendors. The rent for the spaces will also be minimal.
Teodoro added that by building public market zones in the city, Marikina's streets and sidewalks will be free from obstruction from ambulant vendors.
These vendors, according to Teodoro, should be provided with decent places where they can sell their products. They should also be given microfinancing.
“Ang sidewalk vendors ay problemang ekonomiya kaya dapat economic din ang solusyon. Ito ay ang bigyan sila ng micro financing,” he said.
“We develop places like this so that vendors can have a decent place where they can sell their products. We help them, at the same time, they help our local economy,” Teodoro added.
Marikina City said it has already complied with the national government's 60-day deadline to clear roads and sidewalks of obstructions.