He said Padang Raya Market has been widely known by community, therefore with the inauguration of blocks I, II, III, IV, it is able to boost the economy in West Sumatra, especially in Padang.
"Then, it is able to improve the welfare of community and provide convenience for consumers who will shop," he added.
Meanwhile, Mayor of Padang, Mahyeldi Ansharullah said the market development reached Rp247.2 billion except operational and building rehabilitation funds.
"Like the addition of access and construction of stairs in blocks II and IV," he added.
He specifies that Block I was built in 2011 with funds coming from Padang Budget Rp64 billion, second block in 2012 through provincial funds amounting to Rp72 billion.
hen, Block III Rp87.5 billion from regional budget and Block IV in 2015 from national funds amounting to Rp7.5 billion, Rp200 million from regional budget in 2015 and Rp16 billion from Padang budget in 2016.
Currently, he said the city government of Padang is conducting a study for the construction of stairs up from the direction of food clothing road to go directly to the second floor in block I.
In total, there are 3,025 kiosk stalls in the market and available tsunami shelters and trade centers typical of 19 districts and cities in West Sumatra.
He hopes the market can be a tourist destination for shopping so that it can improve the welfare of community and grow the economy in the area. (cha)
Translator: Vicha Faradika