Kalibo Public Market Vendors Lag in Business Permit Renewal
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Kalibo Public Market Vendors Lag in Business Permit Renewal

Jun 10, 2024, 3:07 AM
OpinYon Panay News Team

OpinYon Panay News Team


KALIBO, Aklan — A concerning situation is unfolding as nearly half of the 900 vendors in the public market have yet to renew their business permits. This delay comes at a critical time, with the local government preparing for the vendors' relocation to a temporary market site.

Market supervisor Noe Pador has urged vendors to renew their permits promptly.

The relocation to Kalibo Eastern Terminal on San Lorenzo Road in Barangay Andagao hinges on these renewals.

On Sundays, ambulant vendors will use San Lorenzo Road to display and sell their goods, adding urgency to the need for permit compliance.

New Market

Kalibo Mayor Juris Bautista Sucro has prioritized the construction of a new public market, a project that underscores the town's commitment to modernizing its commercial infrastructure.

The new market, funded initially at P300 million, will feature sections for meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, dry goods, and fruits, along with spacious parking areas.

The project is expected to take 450 days to complete, with Rotaflex Construction and Development, a Manila-based contractor, leading the build.

The urgency for permit renewals is amplified by the fact that the existing public market, a decades-old structure along Toting Reyes Street and Roxas Avenue Extension, was partly destroyed by fire in September 2019.

The new market aims to replace this outdated and damaged facility, providing a safer and more efficient environment for both vendors and customers.

Compliance Pushed

As the local government pushes for compliance, the vendors' delay in renewing their permits could impede the smooth transition to the temporary market and potentially delay the overall market reconstruction project.

It's crucial for the vendors to act swiftly, ensuring that they can continue their businesses without interruption and contribute to the community's economic stability.

This situation serves as a reminder of the importance of regulatory compliance in facilitating development projects. Vendors, local authorities, and the community must work together to achieve a seamless transition and support the revitalization of Kalibo's public market.

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