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New gallery of the Oriental market will be ready in 45 days

The construction of the new gallery of the Oriental market is 90 percent complete, the gray work is completed, it is a two-story building with 236 new modules that will benefit merchants affected by the fire that occurred in May 2017.

The new building is equipped with a fire protection system that has a range of 200 meters in each of the cardinal points of the building, as explained by the Secretary General, Fidel Moreno, during a tour of the building.

“We have worked for 13 months, the building is ready, we are 90 percent complete, there are minimal details that are missing, the building has a modern fire system equipped with four cisterns within the perimeter that can face fire threats, within a 200 meter radius inside and outside the building area. The work had an investment of 120 million córdobas ”, he explained.

Moreno explained that the water supply is indigenous, the platforms were designed in such a way as to guarantee access in the shortest possible time and a permanent fire station will be established in the sector.

“We are going to coordinate with the General Directorate of Firefighters to establish a permanent post of firefighters attending the tanks, we hope to deliver the sections in the next 45 days, we have respected the measures of the sections, that was part of the agreements and we are going to meet with the merchants to finalize the details of the transfers ”.

Esmeralda Soto, a merchant in this traditional market for 30 years, thanked the Government for the opportunity to give her back a safe place where she can continue working.

“We are grateful to the Government of Commander Daniel who supported us when we needed it most, those of us who work here in the eastern part of the country are not subject to credit or insurance for risks and with our resources we could not rebuild our sections and today thanks to God and the Government can see this dream come true ”.

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