Scheduled to end in April, Mercadão’s electrical renovation will cost BRL 300,000
The Municipality of Americana intends to complete the electrical renovation of the Municipal Market by April, and only then begin the revitalization of the place, including the surroundings.
The changes were announced in September last year and part of them will be funded with R$ 350,000 won by the Department of Economic Development in an award in a state competition.
The city hall’s intention is to unite the market buildings by means of a boardwalk. The project, according to the secretary of Economic Development, Rafael de Barros, takes into account notes made by the permit holders.
According to him, before carrying out the structural reform, it is necessary to repair the electrical part, one of the demands of the traders. “Although it is almost invisible, it is more urgent”, he declared in an interview with LIBERAL this Monday (17).
The renovation of the electrical part is currently in the bidding phase and should cost R$ 300,000 to the public coffers. The service is expected to be completed in three months.
Once this stage is over, the city government will begin work to revitalize the market with the R$ 350,000 won in awards last year.
“We are moving forward with the structural reform project, which also needs to adapt to the norms of Condepham [Council for the Defense of Historic and Cultural Heritage of Americana]. This week we will even have a meeting to align the reform project”, said Barros.
In an interview with LIBERAL in September last year, the secretary explained that the idea is to unite the historic building with the other two that many are unaware of as belonging to the market. “The intention is to unite them, extend the sidewalk a little, and place tables and chairs. We are also trying another parking lot to replace the current one,” he said. The Municipal Market is over 60 years old. It opened on July 19, 1959.