Outgoing Muntinlupa Mayor and Congressman-elect Jaime R. Fresnedi leads the inauguration of the new Muntinlupa City Public Market, now rebranded as Alabang Central Market, together with local officials on Wednesday morning.
The local exec leads the unveiling of the marker of the new market’s Building A, one of its two buildings, with outgoing Congressman and Mayor-elect Ruffy Biazon.
Fresnedi hopes that the construction of the new market will boost local economy and help small business owners in the city to recover from the challenges of the pandemic.
Also joining the inauguration ceremony were Vice Mayor Temy Simundac, City Councilors, City Administrator Engr. Allan Cachuela, Muntinlupa City Public Market chief Randy Garcia, and other local officials.
Alabang Central Market has two buildings for its Wet and Dry sections with a lot area of 20,000 sqm.
Building A has three floors with a total of 448 stalls. The building’s ground floor consists of 242 stainless stalls for fish, chicken, beef, and pork products, 11 buko stalls, 5 commercial/dry stalls, 6 canteen stalls with toilet, while the second floor has 172 vegetable stalls and 12 canteen stalls.
Meanwhile, the three-storey Building B which is yet to be completed shall consist of 357 dry stalls for groceries, sari-sari stores, supplies, and canteen, among others with roll up doors.
The buildings in the new Alabang Central Market are equipped with fire protection features such as fire hose cabinets, sprinkler system, fire alarm detection. Some of the architectural features in the facilities also include rainwater collector, LED lights, and being solar panel-ready.
Facilities at the site development also include: Material Recovery Facilities, Electrical Room, Genset Room, Ice Storage / Ice Plant, Products Storage (Wet and Dry), Meat Inspection Office, and Security Office.
Further, it has a parking capacity for 235 private cars, 8 accessible parking slots, 13 tricycle slots, 54 motorcycle parking, and 23 delivery trucks.
*Source: Public Information Office