Guatemala: $1.49 Million Food Market

A new 'Municipal Market' is to be built in Sibinal, San Marcos, in the west of the country, with the aim of supporting agricultural commerce.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Guatemala's Departmental Council for Development (Codede) and Sibinal municipality have prioritized the financing of a $1.49 million investment in the construction of the new food market due to the importance of these facilities in stimulating the local economy, explained Francisco Mérida, regional governor.

Catalino Aguilar, Codede spokesperson, commented that, "the new market will encourage the purchase and sale of our products by providing an alternative to the current practice of setting up stalls in the street".

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