The old market has been plagued with poor sanitation and mouse infestations
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Ko noted that 18 years have passed since the first mentioning of overhauling the market. He attributed the main cause to the daunting task of negotiating with the 1,300 vendors operating at the facility, saying that the last four mayors of Taipei rarely progressed beyond the negotiation stage.
Thanks to the overwhelming investment of manpower, the city is able to reach common ground with all 1,300 vendors and proceed with the renovation project, the mayor said.
Huannan Market, located on Huanhe South Road, is the biggest traditional market in the city and has been in use for 38 years. The market has been plagued with poor sanitation and mouse infestations. [FULL STORY]