The Lae market is currently in the process of a receiving a major facelift for the first time. Construction is now underway, funded by National Fisheries Authority.
The cost of the project is more than K750,000.
Construction of additional shelters funded by the National Fisheries Authority will soon make life at the market more comfortable for vendors to sell their produce.
The market currently has only one big shelter, housing half of the vendors who sell their produce at the market.
The other half, especially women, are usually seated outside of the building.
There are two stages to the project, of which one will include the construction of buildings for poultry and fish.
Space has always been the concern for the vendors who wish to sell their produce at Lae’s main market.
A representative from Morobe, Japet Makus, says the construction of additional shelters will provide enough space to cater for vendors selling outside of the main shelter.