Millionaire investment of the Barcelona City Council in municipal markets. During the current mandate, which ends in 2023, the economic area of the first deputy mayor of Jaume Collboni spends about 100 million on major improvements and works in these municipal facilities, Collboni himself and the Markets Councilor Montserrat Ballarín explained this Wednesday .
Of the almost 100 million, 70.6 will be used for major renovations and improvements in seven markets: Abacería, Sant Andreu, Horta, Montserrat, Besòs, Galvany and Sagrada Família. Another 22.6 million will be for the works and maintenance plan, and a last item of 2.7 million will go to the digitization of municipal markets. The city has 39 food markets and four non-food markets in 40 buildings with 2,143 establishments.
At the press conference, Collboni recalled that the City Council is preparing a large virtual marketplace for 2,000 businesses and the first phase is expected to be operational in about three months. The marketplace will mean a revolution in the way of buying in municipal markets, because it can be done 24 hours a day. “With the marketplace, the barrier that markets had with timetables is broken.” Now, a citizen will be able to buy and collect the products day or night.