Temporary housing for Carbon Market vendors to be finished in Q4

Published August 6, 2021, 8:30 AM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY – The interim building that will house vendors while the main Carbon Market is being constructed is expected to be finished in the fourth quarter of this year.

The two-story interim building will house most of the vendors from Freedom Park and Warwick Barracks.

The ground level will house mainly flowers, rice and corn, fruits and vegetables, and general merchandise vendors while the second level will house eateries and general merchandise stalls.

Establishments will have 24-hour operations.

“Even though this is only a temporary building, we still want to ensure that our vendors are equipped with the proper stall connections and market facilities they need for their business. At the same time, we want a cleaner, safer, much-improved market for the general public under one roof,” said Cristina Angan, Director of Cebu2World Development Inc. (C2W), the construction company behind modernization of Carbon Market.

The city’s Market Operations Division (MOD) and C2W will award the first certificates recognizing stall vendors selling flowers and native products.

The turnover of stalls will be completed based on vendor compliance with the terms and conditions of their applicable contracts of lease and business permits.

The interim building will have more than 700 stalls as it will house most of the vendors from the two areas.

“All registered vendors from Freedom Park and Warwick are guaranteed a space and most of them will be in the interim building. For ambulant vendors, apart from the guaranteed space, even vending schedules will remain the same. C2W will support the MOD in ensuring the on-time turnover of stalls upon compliance of vendors of the necessary requirements,” Angan said.