City mulls alternative sites for city’s livestock market
Should the targeted area along Marcos Highway for the construction of the city’s livestock market prove not to be feasible, the city government has other alternative sites for the structure including at the Slaughterhouse Compound.
This was disclosed by the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) head Arch. Donna Rillera Tabangin during the regular management committee meeting of local officials, May 24, at City Hall led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong via zoom.
She said the feasibility of the Marcos Highway site for the project will depend on the plan and other relevant data including the number and size of stalls needed to be provided by the City Veterinary and Agriculture Office (CVAO) under Dr. Silardo Bested.
Earlier, Mayor Benjamin Magalong has directed the CVAO to formulate a plan and design for the Summer Capital’s livestock market in collaboration with the CPDO and City Buildings and Architecture Office.
Bested suggested that the livestock market be situated at the land along Marcos Highway given by the Department of Agriculture to the city as a usufruct where the DA allows the city the right to enjoy and use the property short of outright ownership.
He explained that the live chickens being sold at the public market’s block four while the pigs, goats and other animals at the Slaughterhouse compound and Lakandula area will all be transferred to the livestock market should the project materialize.Bested stressed that a public consultation will also be conducted with stakeholders to get their opinions, suggestions and other inputs that will be taken into consideration and integrated in the proposed project. – Gaby B. Keith