LAVO Seaside vendors in Carbon Market will temporarily move beside the recently unveiled Carbon Bagsakan arch on Monday, October 4, as the phase-by-phase stall renovations continue for the 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 were 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 have come to support the 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, twelve vendors from the GP Multipurpose Vendor Association will be moving into their area in Carbon Bagsakan on October8, Friday. The vendors picked October 8 for its auspicious number.
MOD Chief Irvin Cabales explained that they are currently customizing the stalls to fit the needs of GP vendors, in line with the products they are selling. This is why their renovated stalls will be different from the ones built for LAVO Seaside members.
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