Gov’t to Improve Markets in E. Java for Basic Needs Distribution
Date 17 April 2020
In a bid to provide facilities for basic needs distribution during coronavirus outbreak, the Government has allocated Rp1.7 trillion to renovate 21 markets in the 2019-2020 period, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimoeljono has said.
According to the Minister, market infrastructure development is carried out by improving the functioning of markets as an area for the people to conduct commercial dealings so that the building is safe, comfortable, clean, neat, and more attractive. The quality of market infrastructure is expected to be felt directly by the communities, including to ensure e staple food distribution and to evenly drive the real sector or MSMEs across the country, even in remote villages.
Market infrastructure development during COVID-19 pandemic is carried out in accordance with Ministerial Instruction Number 02/IN/M/2020 on Protocols for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Prevention (COVID-19) in the Implementation of Construction Services, such as limiting the number of people to keep a safe distance, implementing alternating shifts, and obligating construction workers to wear face masks.
For the record, three out of 21 rehabilitated markets are located in East Java Province, including Legi Market in Ponorogo Regency, Benteng Pancasila in Mojokerto which was damaged by fire in 2017, and Pon Market in Trenggalek which was damaged by fire in 2018.
Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing carries out this market development following an instruction from President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as stipulated in Presidential Regulation Number 43 of 2019 on the Development, Rehabilitation, or Renovation of People’s Markets, Higher Education Infrastructures, Islamic Universities, and Elementary and Secondary Education Units.
The Legi Market reconstruction includes the construction of Building A in an area of 24,960 m2 which can accommodate 2,462 stalls, Building B in an area of 7,005 m2, as well as the revitalization of supporting buildings at an area of 207 m2. Before the market burned down, this two-story the market had a total building area of 16,012 m2 to accommodate 3,300 traders. The building consisted of 196 kiosks and 1,830 stalls.
The construction of the Legi Market began on 20 February 2020 using the State Budget amounted to Rp 133.6 billion. To date, the physical construction progress of the market has reached 4.25 percent and expected to complete by 30 December 2020.
The Benteng Pancasila Market is a one-story market with a building area of 2,961 m2 consisting of 98 kiosks to accommodate 244 traders. The market revitalization began on 28 January this year with an area of 3,400 m2 which covers 248 kiosks at a cost of Rp11.2 billion. To date, the construction progress has reached 10.48 percent and expected to complete in this year’s last quarter.
Furthermore, the reconstruction of Pon Market is carried out in an area of 12,000 m2 and a building area of 5,800 m2. The construction includes preparatory work such as cleaning and occupational safety and health structures (K3 system), structural work for first floor, second floor, and roof, architectural work on the first and second floors, electrical and mechanical work including transformators, feeder cables, CCTV, generator sets, alarms, fire extinguishers, and air conditioners, as well as plumbing installations, landscaping, and other supporting infrastructure.
The budget for the Pon Market development amounted to Rp69.3 billion with 300 calendar days execution time starting from 10 January to the end of November this year. Currently, the market construction progress has reached 13.65 percent. The Pon Market is located near the Square of Trenggalek Regency.
The development of healthy and hygienic Pon Market facilities will improve trade in goods and services in order to meet daily needs of the local community so that the market can support the economic growth of Trenggalek Regency. (BKP Ministry of PUPR / EN)
Translated by: Syarifah Aisyah
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana