Construction is advancing at a good pace on what will be the new Crafters and Farmers Public Market of Boquete, which will benefit a population of over 20,000 people. It is scheduled to be completed by December of next year.
The complete sum of money donated for the project by the Embassy of Taiwan, valued at a million and a half dollars, has already been received.
The mayor of Boquete said that he will travel to Panama City in a few days for the official delivery of the rest of the money needed to complete the new market, which will benefit local residents who seek to earn an honest income for their families.
The market has a cost of approximately 1.5 million dollars. The project got off the ground thanks to the support of the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP) and their provision of $100,000 to the Municipality of Boquete, of which $30,000 were spent on drawing up the blueprints and $70,000 on the first phase of the mega project.
Construction of this new market began on Monday, August 21 by Meléndez S.A., the company that won the bid, and they expect to finish the new market in December next year, so that it may benefit many habitants of Boquete.
It will take approximately 16 months to build this project, which will contribute to the economic, social, cultural, craft and agricultural development of the district. The current structure collapsed 60 years after being built, but the new market will hopefully be one of the best in the province, mentioned the highest authority of the district.
Elia María Gaitán, who has been renting a stand in the current market for the past 12 years, showed her approval of the construction of a new building to benefit the vendors and their customers who come daily to purchase the different products.