Iloilo City Government and SM Prime Holdings are pushing for sustainability in developing the Central and Terminal (Super) public markets.
Iloilo City continues to make headway toward becoming the country’s most livable city by implementing comprehensive and back-to-back projects advancing economic and social development, and environmental and cultural preservation.
Tying everything together is the City Government’s WHEELS for Sustainable Development Agenda, focusing on Welfare, Health, Education, Environment, Livelihood, and Sustainability.
From building more infrastructure and road networks for efficient delivery of services to beautification and expansion of greener public spaces, the near full operation of the Iloilo City Action and Response (ICARE) command center, is part of a vast effort to realize the Ilonggos’ dream and goal of creating a more resilient and sustainable future for the city and its people.
The rehabilitation of markets, a public and private project between the City Government and SM Prime, is another testament to the city’s sustainable development agenda.
SM Supermalls President Steven Tan said the redeveloped markets will be the first of their kind in Western Visayas as they will carry sustainable principles applied in SM Prime’s malls, residences, hotels, and commercial spaces.
“Our vision for the redevelopment of the markets is to elevate the overall experience of those who will use them – vendors, people who work there, residents, and tourists,” said Tan.
“Using sustainable design and construction principles will help ensure that these infrastructures will serve the public interest and stand the test of time,” Tan added.
The commitment can be expected from SM Prime as it collaborates with the City Government in transforming the markets into resilient and sustainable infrastructures that can positively impact the future of the Ilonggo people and communities. (Iloilo City PIO)