Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer, and Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo led the inauguration of the newly-constructed Ma-ao Public Market, worth P87 million, in the city Feb. 15.
The project will open doors for more economic development and activities in the locality and neighboring towns and cities.
The public market has an admin office, 30 outer stalls, 36 inner stalls, 25 stalls in the fish section, 25 stalls in the meat section, and male and female comfort rooms.
The day’s event started with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by the blessing of the structure, officiated by Rev. Fr. Joel Roquez, and the turnover of the project to the LGU, witnessed by city councilors, Ma-ao Brgy. Capt. Jovito Gahaton, Provincial Engineer Ernie Mapa, and other officials and guests, a press release from the Capitol said.
Yulo and city and barangay officials thanked Lacson for the provincial government’s support to the marketing development of the barangay. — NND