Calapan City’s New Modern Public Market

A new and state of the art two-storey public market has been operating for almost two months after being introduced and inaugurated by President Noynoy Aquino together with local and provincial officials on December 15, 2011 in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

In his message during the inauguration of the New Calapan City Public Market here, the President commended the locals for facing up to the challenges and showing unity in such trials.

“Tunay na sagisag ang gusaling ito sa kasipagan at katatagan ng mga Mindorenos. Ilang beses man tinupok ng apoy ang inyong naipatayong pamilihan, hindi kayo nagpatinag. Bumangon kayo at muling nagsumikap”, the President said.

From the old public market which was burned to ashes for the third time in May of 2008, the 200 million-new public market was built not just as a state-of-the-art edifice, but more over, as a significant structure symbolizing progress and testament to the resiliency and strength of an entire city.

Contradicting to the ordinary public market design, its wet market like meat, fish and vegetable stalls can be found on its second floor while those of dry products such as RTW and household items can be found on the first. The 188 million mall-like public market was colored orange, followed after the color of Calapan City Mayor Doy Leachon.

The new modern public market and passenger terminal won the Outstanding Development Projects award for 2010 by the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP).

The ADFIAP award recognizes and honors institutional members which have undertaken and assisted projects that have created development in their respective countries. ADFIAP is the focal point of all development banks and other financial institutions engaged in the financing of development in the Asia-Pacific region. Founded in 1976, its mission is to advance sustainable development through its 120 member-institutions in 43 countries.

 

PICTURES OF CALAPAN CITY – NEW MODERN PUBLIC MARKET

Front View with Escalator

Corner View

Second Floor - Meat Section

St. Lorenzo Ruiz Statue at the Center of the Public Market

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