Market Operations Division set to transfer vendors to new stalls

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LANDING Area Vendors Organization (Lavo) Seaside vendors in Carbon Market will temporarily move to the area beside the recently unveiled Carbon

Bagsakan arch on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, as the phase-by-phase stall renovations continue for the

Carbon Public Market modernization project.

The vendors’ transfer to their new stalls is done in phases to ensure that their daily vending activities will not be disrupted.

Prior consultations with affected vendor groups had been done so they could engage in dialogue and be informed ahead of next steps, such as the clearing operations and the temporary transfer to tents provided by the Cebu City Government.

Among the first batch of vendors set for transfer to the Bagsakan area is Jiniucel Borres, who has been selling for 20 years in Carbon Market with his wife, a Lavo Seaside member.

Borres said in an interview that vendor consultations with the Market Operations Division (MOD) and Megawide representatives have addressed their concerns. He said this is the reason why they supported the modernization project.

Borres said the stalls were customized to their needs after consultations with them on the mock-up units.

During consultations, an actual unit was built and the vendors were then asked to give their comments and feedback.

The mock-up unit was revised several times based on vendors’ inputs.

The second batch of clearing operations for vendors in Lavo Seaside will start within the week, shortly after the first batch will be transferred beside the Bagsakan arch. They have been informed ahead by the MOD.

Meanwhile, 12 vendors from the GP Multipurpose Vendor Association will be moving into their area in Carbon Bagsakan on Oct. 8, Friday. The vendors picked Oct. 8, believing it is an auspicious number. (PR)

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