As rehabilitative works are soon to commence on the Stabroek Market Wharf which partially collapsed a few weeks, the Town Clerk Royston King disclosed today (Thursday) that vendors from the said wharf are expected to be housed west of the Parliament building until constructive works are completed.
King said he met with the vendors on Friday last and the situation was explained as well as the plans to have them relocated.
As such, he noted that, a portion of the Council’s reserve situated West of the Parliament Building was identified to which the affected stall holders will be relocated and they reportedly agreed.
According to King, City Hall is in the process of having the area prepared for the vendors which should be ready in three weeks’ time.
“We are in the process of preparing that area and hope to be able to have the stallholders there in another three weeks” he said.
Additionally, King revealed that it was requested of the City Engineer to put up a comprehensive report of a conditional analysis to that facility (Stabroek Wharf) including practical and workable recommendations on the way forward with that and connecting facilities.
He noted that contact was recently made with the Infrastructure Ministry requesting an update on the status of the project with respect to the rehabilitation and moderation of the Wharf.
With regards to an office space to be provided for the Clerk of the Market, it was revealed that they will be housed in the upper flat of the Kitty Market as a team has since been sent to that space to have it prepared.
The section of the Wharf roof collapsed on July 30, however no one was hurt.
Vendors who were there at the time of the incident reported that they heard the loud crashing sounds and upon inspection saw that the roof had partly caved in.
It was announced by King since 2017 that some $400M GYD would have been spent to have the said wharf rehabilitated.
However, back then he had reported that the entire building was scheduled to be torn down and rebuilt in a modern way which will include an entertainment area.